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Re: 3 Tolkien Letters to Higgins
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Can I ask why you say that the letters ought to have a Basildon Bond watermark?

Posted on: 2009/7/16 14:55


Re: 3 Tolkien Letters to Higgins
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The letters look appropriately aged and weathered. However, Tolkien's personal stationary had his name and address pre-printed at the top. Also, there should be a Basildon Bond watermark visible when the letter is held up to the light. The lack of a date is also odd.

Jim.

Posted on: 2009/7/15 21:53


Re: 3 Tolkien Letters to Higgins
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They certainly seem to have gone up in price a lot, one was bought on Ebay for $238 in June.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 26183352#ebayphotohosting

Posted on: 2009/7/15 21:15


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I was wondering what you guys thought about these letters. Do you think they are legit? They just seem a little off to me--no dates and the signatures look almost too clean compared to the paper. In addition, the content is so nonspecific ("south coast" & "down south"). I'm interested in your thoughts. Just trying to spark up some discussion.

http://www.biblio.com/details.php?dcx=249424090&aid=aa&t=1#

Josh

Posted on: 2009/7/15 19:06


Re: Ebay Signature & Sketch
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Not me thanks to you. The sketch was cool though.

Posted on: 2009/7/14 8:25



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