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AL fake too?
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(I'm possibly imagining this! )
To be honest with you, I think even this is a fake:

Signed JRR Tolkien's the Children of the Hurin

What does everyone think?
First image: Suspicious Lee signature
Remaining images: Better AL examples (perhaps)

I have quite a few Alan Lee signed CoH's, and this one just doesn't seem right. Too heavy, and deliberate. Out of interest, anyone have a note of where Lee was the week of launch?

He was at the launch in London on Tuesday 17th April. He was at the ADCbooks preview party on the evening of the 20th, and the next day on the 21st (the only private signing he attended.) I think he was in Oxford Friday daytime. And I remember he was at a Forbidden Planet at some point during the week too. Incidentally, Lee doesn't seem to have been too consistent with his abbreviated month, using either '04' or simply '4'.

With all these suspicious signatures, I'm beggining to wonder (as someone has already pointed out) whether it is entirely wise to discuss in such detail what's 'suspicous' about these signatures on this site. Hmmm...

BH

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jpg  [eBay] Suspicious Lee CoH Signature.jpg (10.00 KB)
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jpg  [eBay] Lee CoH Signature \'17-04-07\'.jpg (11.13 KB)
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jpg  [eBay] PR 2008 Lee Signature.jpg (17.87 KB)
125_4b4d9fd8dffef.jpg 500X375 px

jpg  [eBay] US CoH Bookplate.jpg (75.67 KB)
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Posted on: 2010/1/13 3:31
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Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Sorry about that link- not sure what went wrong.

Well spotted Garm - What a shame to ruin a rare item which may have made a couple of £100 on a good day with a poor signature!

Posted on: 2010/1/13 3:00


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Here's a link to the relevant bibliography page -

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/html/ru_edition.htm

Posted on: 2010/1/12 14:53


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Here's a link - http://cgi.ebay.com/Tolkien-Signed-Lo ... tible?hash=item2eaa65b49c

Apart from the obviously fake signature, it seems this might be a rarity - one of fifty copies of the standard 1961 edition of FotR in a readers Union wrapper. (see the Tolkien Illustrated Bibliography)

Posted on: 2010/1/12 14:49


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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I'm struggling with this one. I click on the links in your post but they don't work, can you repost the eBay listing again as I can't find the item you are having problems with.

Andrew

Posted on: 2010/1/12 13:00



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