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Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Eek! You're right, I did say I'd take some photos! I shall put this on my "to do" list at once! (That way, I might actually get round to it this year ... )

Although given the news from my dentist this morning, I might have to put my book-buying on hold for a year or two ... or a decade or two ...

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Posted on: 2010/1/29 5:16


Re: Forum updates (current and pending)
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I think, Jeremy, you raise a couple of very interesting ideas: the idea of a private forum; TCG joining other organisations; and moderators.

On Private Forums

Despite having mentioned the idea in an earlier thread regarding signatures, I'm not really strongly in favour of private discussion; I would be interested in whether the majority like or dislike the idea. (Clearly some members aren't really that interested, which is why there has been little said -that's fair enough.) Provided who can, and who cannot, access the private forum can be managed fairly by Jeremy, I think it then boils down to whether anyone really cares whether forgery discussion (specifically) should be removed from the public areas of TCG.

While spotting and discussing forgeries is quite fun, I do wonder (personally) whether discussing such specific aspects as writing style & handwriting (including stationery, ink, paper, typewriter etc); where Tolkien lived; figures in Tolkien's life; factual discrepancies etc -is really that wise. Additionally, I'm quite reluctant (generally) to cite specific dealers on the forum, as they have very little right of reply (assuming they are unaware of this site); and we could be putting a black mark against perfectly honest sellers.

I think the idea, in a private forum, of suspicious items being flagged (each item with its own thread), openly discussed (with more image posting, and less eBay links -as these expire), deliberated on (if that doesn't sound too pompous), and finally actioned; sounds good.

The TCG thread could reach an 'official' forum conclusion, and sellers could be contacted. Replies could be posted (and discussed), and action (reporting in the case of eBay) taken. Information could be gathered on recurring items, unreputable sellers, and communications from eBay regarding account closures etc. Threads could be gathered together in summarising threads, with cross referencing etc.

Perhaps most importantly (other than attempting to resolve the issue) the conclusions (minus all the discussion, and potential-forger useful information) could be posted (perhaps as a sticky by Jeremy) in the main public forum, with a brief summarising. e.g. The seller replied, saying the following, removing the said item, and thanking TCG for bringing this to their attention etc -something that the public can still view.

Having said all this, is there really enough traffic, and willingness (time, effort, inclination) from the current members to make any of this worthwhile?

TCG joining other Organisations

I think this sounds quite good. However I suppose Jeremy is right in asking how much of a group this forum really feels, and what organisations would take us? Either The Tolkien Society, or a discussion group of The Mythopoeic Society sounds agreeable. However I await the thoughts of those more involved in these organisations to pitch in with their thoughts. Either way, an 'official' group dedicated solely to all aspects of Tolkien collecting doesn't seem to exist. So perhaps we should make a start.

Moderators

Jeremy has kindly allowed me to be a moderator on this forum too. My own accessing of the forum is sporadic (despite my total posting number); I post heavily when I'm on holiday, but rarely get a chance to post to my satisfaction at any other time. Hopefully I make myself useful enough though. I intend to do nothing drastic really accept perhaps move a few threads that I feel are initially better served in other areas of the forum etc.

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Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Apologies, that shows you how up-to-date I am with current HC offers! Altho', £245 for a Super Deluxe CoH is pretty good. I'm sure most of us paid full price for this at the time (many of you guys seem to buy two copies at the time!); and, of the two, CoH is the nicer I'd say. (Legendarium proper, and a far more aesthetically pleasant colour. That brown thing...)

So your saying if I gave you a copy of the Super Deluxe CoH you'd consider a swap?... No, seriously, I don't have the money. Plus you said you'd sent some photographs of it. But you're camera is clearly in need of replacement .

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Re: Super Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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The thing is, HC have got a 30% sale on now ... which voers everything *except* the super deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun!

And nice try, Khamul, but I'd trade even my super deluxe Children of Hurin for a different Silmarillion ...

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2010/1/29 1:35


Owen Barfield's copy of Essays Presented to Charles Williams
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I am not associated with the seller, and do not know the provenance of this item, but it looks quite interesting.


Essays Presented to Charles Williams. With a Memoir by C.S. Lewis (Editor). Contributors; Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, A.O. Barfield, Gervase Mathew, and W.H. Lewis. : 1966.

£ 275.00

FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION : 1966

**FREE with this book purchase - Centenary First Day Cover; with 26p Narnia stamp; issued 21.7.98. In FINE state**

[ First printing was 1947].

**OWEN BARFIELD - AUTHORS' COPY**

Essays Presented to Charles Williams. With a Memoir by C.S. Lewis (Editor).

Contributors; Dorothy Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, A.O. BARFIELD, Gervase Mathew, and W.H. Lewis.

First issued in London: Oxford University Press. (xv), 146 pages. Paperback. Orange pictorial covers. Photograph of Charles Williams as frontispiece. Important collection of essays. Spine slightly faded, with minor wear only. NEAT 'BARFIELD' owner name in blue ink. BOOKPLATE: 'FROM THE LIBRARY OF OWEN BARFIELD ( 1898-1997 )'. A few light pencil markings. **Couple of pieces of newspaper from the 'Detroit Free Press' used as bookmarks.** A tight and clean copy. VERY GOOD. Edited by C.S. Lewis, with preface and an essay 'On Stories'. Hooper C6.

CONTENTS: '.And Telling You A Story' :a Note on The Divine Comedy by Dorothy Sayers, On Fairy-Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien, On Stories by C. S. Lewis, Poetic Diction and Legal Fiction by A. O. Barfield; Marriage and Amour Courtois in Late-Fourteenth-Century England by Gervase Mathew, and The Galleys of France by W. H. Lewis.

Posted on: 2010/1/28 22:31
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