|Re: Tolkien signature|
Subject: Re: Tolkien signature
by Dior on 2008/10/2 4:24:24
This has certainly been an interesting discussion. It illustrates how important provenance is and how difficult it can be verifying a signature for collectors without provenance.
It is certainly a worry when considering not only the money that is involved with buying an item of this sort and after following this discussion my opinion has been swayed by arguements for and against.
My other concern is that if even one of these items (or others) is a fake, it may enter into the field of Tolkien Studies as genuine and its contents misleading us.
Thankfully we do have people who have a lot of experence with Tolkien's documents who are willing to offer their advice.