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Re: New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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We have recently had lots of 'fake' Tolkien letters appear and it is very nice to see an example of a genuine signed letter with its original envelope.

You have various ways to sell the letter if that is what you would like to do, one way would be to get someone to sell it on your behalf and a forum member would be a good choice for that, Pieter Collier (Beren) and his web site is http://www.tolkienlibrary.com./contacts.htm.

If you look at Beren's site you will see he is selling some letters which would give you a guide to price. (http://www.tolkienlibrary.com./dmiller/rare-Tolkien_letters.htm)

Another option would be to sell the letter through eBay.

Posted on: 2010/2/5 7:21


New Letter from Tolkien found between books
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I was totally flabbergasted when I went through the estate of my aunt and found an old envelop stamped in Oxford 31st, December 1964. Enclosed was a letter from J.R.R.Tolkien to the pupils of my aunt. My aunt was a primary schoolteacher and must have had contact with Tolkien. The letter is printed on Tolkien stationary and is signed.

It says:

Dear Children,

Thank you very much indeed for writing to me to say that you have enjoyed reading my books. It is always pleasant for an author to learn that his work has given pleasure.

I was particularly interested to know that you have not only read "The Hobbit" and " The Lord of the Rings" in your own language, but that they are helping you to learn English as well. And Miss Korff tells me that you have painted water-colours of many scenes from these stories.

I hope that the books will continue to give you pleasure, and I wish you all much success in your studies.

Yours sincerely

J.R.R.Tolkien

Does any body of you know what such a letter is worth and how to connect to a collector?

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Posted on: 2010/2/5 6:55


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Beren has an informative article on these releases.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... le-earth_reprint_2010.php

"HarperCollins will now reprint all volumes and keep the original look & feel, so that people wishing to complete there series will be able to do so now!

Also exciting is that we will see a hardcover edition of the History of Middle-earth Index released that will match the original series!"


So this contradicts HarperCollins website description, probably have to wait until pictures appear to confirm whether new covers or not

http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/Titles ... her-tolkien-9780007365265

"This series of fascinating books has now been repackaged to complement the distinctive and classic style of the ‘black cover’ A-format paperbacks of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales."

Posted on: 2010/2/5 4:30


Re: Link colors
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I can't actually remember what it looked like before!, but it all looks a little sharper now...

BH

Posted on: 2010/2/4 16:55
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You drive a hard bargain – you can have it for £10 all-in – one consolation (for you) is that you do not have to hear the cries of my children, for bread...


Re: Tolkien Podcasts
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In case people don't know this, Cory Olsen (The Tolkien Professor) is making available all his lectures to students as a podcast. It's nice that this is possible today and I recommend listening.

Posted on: 2010/2/4 11:56



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