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Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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I did buy one myself last week... did not check yet what number I received! But then I got one with a number "PC" written in it.

Still wondering if this is Proof Copy or Pieter Collier... this was a quality control copy (or so the paper stuck inside it said it was). I had sort of hoped the deluxe edition would feature some more "large" paintings, but except for the signed page it looks the same.

As for the slipcase... I like the result. Much closer to the original with this matte paper. Sort of wished all images would have been reproduced on matte paper, since now they look a darker then the originals. Anyway guess it is difficult to reproduce these paintings... hope one day to be able to make a small exhibition for all of you. Since in real these paintings do look brilliant!

Posted on: 2011/12/26 15:00


Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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Earlier, you seemed upset () --so it's good to see you're happy!
I may get the Deluxe edition too...

BH

Posted on: 2011/12/26 14:52
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Re: A Tolkien Tapestry (Special Edition)
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My signed copy turned up at the bookshop on Saturday. I popped in today and traded my standard copy plus the difference, and I have it here now. It's very nice,

So all's well as ends better!


Posted on: 2011/12/26 9:32


Re: Tolkien Museum in Switzerland
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On the other hand - going back to my own collection for a moment - I enjoy showing it to fellow enthusiasts; no matter what their level of interest in 'Tolkien and all that', it never seems to take less than four hours for them to get an idea of what the collection's about.

I'd love to show it to a larger audience, but I worry about security. Now if the proprieters of the Swiss museum were kind enough to stump up the air-fare, I'd consider it. I wouldn't need a fancy hotel; I'd spend my nights kipping down in a sleeping bag next to the display cabinets!


Posted on: 2011/12/26 6:59


Re: Tolkien Museum in Switzerland
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One thing I don't like is MF's emphasis on the cost of a book - 'The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World' - that sort of thing. I get the impression we're all supposed to go 'Ooh!' in admiration. Actually, it gets up my nose - anyone can make up a collection of expensive items, if they've got the money.

My own collection contains items of interest, including some original artworks by Tolkien inspired artists, and some items signed by Tolkien. These were not priced in the thousands; only twice have I paid over three figures for any Tolkien item (and neither of these were signed). I collect within my budget; I've never paid more than the equivalent of a month's salary for any item.

I'm not naive; I know that markets are ruled by what buyers will pay. But in the area of Tolkien collecting, we're seeing what happened some years ago in the classic car market, when speculators drove up the prices beyond what enthusiasts can afford. It's a shame; esp. when (as in some cases) the prices are being driven upwards by folk who don't know as much about the topic as the rest of us!

Posted on: 2011/12/26 6:52



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