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Re: Hobbit Tea contest
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Yep, those are the ones. Cheers for the links, one of those looks promising.

I have previously e-mailed Geoff and plan to get some prints soon. The originals however are at this time a little out of my range. I am glad he is selling them as a set.

Posted on: 2010/3/29 4:54


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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It has been re-listed, the comments about Christopher and his father have been changed from the original listing, a lot of the rubbish has been removed. I still don't understand why they posted it as it was in the first place, after all they are just trying to sell a book with a signed bookplate.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tolkien-SIGNED- ... tible?hash=item20b0342cc8

Posted on: 2010/3/28 21:24


Signed C. S. Lewis Book, Fake?
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I realize this isn't Tolkien, but it is so bad I had to post it. At first, the listing looks somewhat legit, but look at the two pictures of the signature.

Notice anything...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 650314&fromMakeTrack=true

Just goes to show that even with a supposed provenance, a signature could still be fake.

I'm beginning to have less and less faith in eBay.

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Posted on: 2010/3/28 16:04


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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Thanks for the link to the Remington interview; it's very illuminating. I like to read about how artists come to do their work, though the story behind these book covers is a little unusual (!) I like this part:

>Barbara shared this little secret. “If you look at the art of the three books it’s really one big picture. Hold the covers next to each other, and fold them back just so, and you’ll see.”

“You didn’t draw three separate pictures?”

“No, it was one picture which was divided and used for the three books.”

I mention how such news might drive up the value of these books on EBay? We shared a laugh. <


Of course, we afficianados have known about this for decades, but I wouldn't mind betting some vendor would try shoving up prices on 'discovering' this fact!

Unlike Tolkien's opinion of her, I have a soft spot for Remington and have done so ever since I heard that she wrote an apologetic letter to Tolkien after reading LotR, enclosing a real olive branch!

On the collecting front: I have multiple copies of the Ballantine ed. of LotR with Remington covers, including a couple of boxed sets; and of course the Hobbit, with and without the lion. I actually like the lion; he has a friendly face!

And to cap it, I also have a set of Ace paperbacks. Gaughn's covers might be weird, but they're fun!

Posted on: 2010/3/28 0:59


Re: Tolkien Podcasts
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A new Tolkien at Oxford podcast

http://rss.oucs.ox.ac.uk/oxitems/gene ... rd-audio&destination=poau

Talking Tolkien: The influences of Medieval Literature on the Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien

25 March 2010

Stuart Lee and Elizabeth Solopova discuss the influences of medieval literature on the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien.

Posted on: 2010/3/28 0:30



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