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Hello to all -

Posted the December Calendar of the Month at:

www.tolkiencalendars.com

It is a newly discovered rarity (only six were created.) Happy Holidays to everyone!

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2010/12/2 5:40
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Jeremy, I think the shorter way of summing up your previous point is that ownership of an item (letters in this case) does not equate to ownership of copyright. (e.g. You can buy an original Ted Nasmith the next time you're at Moreton, but you're not buying the copyright for it..)

BH

Posted on: 2010/12/1 13:18
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Jeremy,

The quote that you mentioned is made up, if you look at the date "Evening Herald April 1, 2012", but I think the point is valid.

Posted on: 2010/12/1 2:42


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Some very good points raised from that thread you shared, Trotter:

Conventional auctioneers have also reported that large numbers of dubious watercolours and so-called self-portraits, which often fool the inexperienced, being offered for sale have also contributed to the inexorable decline in confidence amongst potential buyers.

The Lenkiewicz Foundation, which has seen the value of their assets plunge due to the flood of forgeries and mis-attributions issued the following statement...


Emphasis added by me. So it is not just reputation that is at stake, but the financial value of the Estates holdings as well - as evidenced by another Estate that has suffered measurable declines in value due to massive forgeries and mis-attributions.

Posted on: 2010/12/1 0:30
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There are some interesting parallels on this website

http://www.lenkiewicz.org/index.php?o ... ion=printpage;topic=739.0

where people are arguing that the executor/estate should try and protect the reputation of the individual by preventing fakes from being sold.

I'm sure that the Tolkien Estate are very interested in protecting Tolkien's reputation, in fact as I see it they may be only entity that eBay would take any notice of in this regard.

Posted on: 2010/11/30 23:09



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