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Re: Yet another signed copy
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Sir Alpingloin

I appreciate what you say.. any good fortune will certainly be embraced should the signature ever develop appreciation value. This of course will be a plus, as appreciation value is secondary to why it was acquired. If the signature indeed remains to be deemed fake by consensus of this forum, then it will never find it's way back onto the marketplace. It was removed from the marketplace as a fake, and will remain removed from the marketplace so long as popular belief of this forum holds it in question.

Case in point..

Jlong; "It is unfortunate that these fake signatures keep cropping up."

Findegil; "Christina and I have serious doubts about this signature."

Beren; ".. the signature, which is not Tolkien(ish) at all."

Onónion; "I will not place a bid as I am very doubtful about this."


Beleg

Posted on: 2009/2/25 20:27
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Re: Tolkien Pipe sample
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I think Beren should buy this. The documentation will be of special interest to him, I think. And then, perhaps, one day soon, we'll sit together and smoke our own pipes while admiring it.

Posted on: 2009/2/25 20:26
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Tolkien Pipe sample
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For you tobacco enthusiasts (you know who you are, I am amazed at how much traffic the Tobacco Guide Page gets), I just ran across this eBay auction:



A sample pipe created by an employee at Alfred Dunhill as a proposed limited edition pipe. It was never produced, so this is the only sample. Obviously made by a fan, looks very nice and comes with some interesting documentation. I'm not a tobaccoist/collector, but someone should find this interesting!

Posted on: 2009/2/25 16:22
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Re: Super-Deluxe Sigurd & Gudrun
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Does anyone (maybe Beren) have information regarding whether this will be available to U.S customers right out of the gate, or will I have to wait several months as was the case with the signed deluxe CoH?

On another note, I understand what people are saying with regard to HC not providing the best customer experience. I have had numerous emails ignored and have not always been pleased with them myself. It does indeed make sense to wait for deep discounts (30-40% off) and then purchase one copy for yourself. However, I must admit that I am a sucker, and I will likely purchase my copy for full price when it is released. After all, I will make up for spending the extra cash with the profit from selling one of my spare copies of the signed deluxe Children of Hurin!

Posted on: 2009/2/25 14:54


Re: Yet another signed copy
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I hope for Beleg's sake that it is indeed real, and if he is happy with the book, then that is what really matters.

However, in the end, I think that this signature is a bit of a shame. Even if it is real, the fact that we are having this debate means that it will be questioned again in the future. This skeptisism will effect its value every time it comes up for sale - real or not. A lot of serious collectors will not be willing to take the risk on this one, not to mention that it is a somewhat 'messy' signature, making it even less desirable (I tend to place higher value on 'nicer looking' signatures, such as the signed 1987 Super Deluxe Hobbit where 'Christopher Tolkien' is scrawled out in full - as opposed to the Children of Hurin signed 'C.R. Tolkien.')

I always say that an item is only ever worth what someone is willing to pay. I suppose that the current economic climate may be helping to supress the value of this particular item, so maybe when the market improves, it can be sold for a profit. However, I can't imagine that it will ever go as high as a nice clean signing with provenance.

Posted on: 2009/2/25 14:37



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