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Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Hello Collector
I am sceptical about these letters as the sellers story just didnt make sense. Ask yourself - why would Tolkien compose letters in Milford to a number of people and then leave them in the loft? Would you do that?

I have never heard of Allington Antiquarian Books but assume you have a connection?

I appreciate that there are experts in handwriting and indeed this is one way of establishing providence but more often than not i find gut instinct kicks in and when the story and facts dont add up then something is wrong.

To be honest i trust the guys who post on this site more than anyone.

I look forward to finding my sleeping book with a genuine tolkien signature in it. I guess my odds are fairly good as there seems to be a lot out there.

An interesting chat indeed.

Posted on: 2009/11/17 5:39


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Trotter, I dont know about ebay, I never was there. But it is very dificult to fake a book or a letter from 1968, I never bought a letter/book looking a simple picture, I need to study them.

I have a "sleeping book" (sic Laura) from Tolkien, 1ed. Blue ink. and it is very real, all you need is to do a study from a handwriting expert survey.

Thanks to everybody, this a very interesting chat.

Posted on: 2009/11/17 2:25


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Garm, Dr. Higgings was the family doctor of Tolkiens family, and a personal friend. If you never heard about him....

Say no more...

Posted on: 2009/11/17 2:10


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Laura, are you skeptical about these letters only because you suposse one friend are not writting letters to another friend? In order to know if a hand sign letter is a fake or not you must do a very deep study, you need a handwriting expert survey. I dont know about Ebay, I never check there, but are you doubting about Allington Antiquarian Books??.

Posted on: 2009/11/17 1:59


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Hi Garm
Thanks for that - Not read Medum Aevum, I will have to try and gt a copy.
Yes it is the off print - flimsy phamflet type. Quite rare as i understand.
Thanks

Posted on: 2009/11/17 1:02



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