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Re: Alpingloin auctions
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Hello, All. I just wanted to do a little self-promotion here. I've got a few interesting items currently listed on ebay. Please take a look. I'm not the biggest fan of ebay, but unfortunately I've got to sell some of my collection, and it is indeed convenient and fast. Thanks for your time!



Posted on: 2010/4/4 18:19


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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I thought I had seen this before, the book was until recently for sale on Abebooks by Jonkers Books in Henley with a sale price of $1633.50, half the current bids on eBay.

This is the description from Jonkers

Book Description: Blackwell, 1920. First edition. Original grey paper wrappers with title labels on spine and upper cover. INSCRIBED BY TOLKIEN: "S.R.T. / Because he doesn’t, / either to you or me, / I do to you / J.R.T. 22.2.20". A very good copy with slight creasing to the oversized portions of the wrapper. We have been unable establish the identity of the recipient of the book. It is likely to be a friend or fellow writer. At the time Blackwell was Tolkien’s publisher so perhaps both expected complimentary copies and, as none were forthcoming, Tolkien obliged.


This description makes a lot more sense than flatsigned.

Up for auction is THE MOST RARE of all Tolkien Collectibles I have ever seen! This auction is for a book from Tolkien's own personal book collection with secret message to a secret person! The person's last name begin's with a "T" so most logical to me, it must be a "Tolkien" family member! The book is entitled LONDON SONNETS. After an exhaustive search, we have not been able to locate any copy of this book even! Author: WOLFE, Humbert Publisher: Blackwell Description: First edition. Original grey paper wrappers with title labels on spine and upper cover.


If he had looked on Abebooks he would have found this copy.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... BSONNETS%26x%3D80%26y%3D8

Some have told me this is worth at least ten to twenty thousand. But, you decide...VERY REASONABLE RESERVE AUCTION....A FRACTION OF THIS VALUE STATED!


I think it is worth what he paid for it, which is probably less than the asking price from Jonkers.

Posted on: 2010/4/4 14:44


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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No, it's not d'Ardenne, but we can't think who it might be either -- perhaps one of the Oxford students he was tutoring around that time, or a friend in the Exeter College Essay Club? The handwriting is Tolkien's, anyway, his earlier, less disciplined script: compare, for instance, the page from The Fall of Gondolin in The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two, and the 1913 inscription reproduced in J.R.R. Tolkien: Life and Legend, p. 27. The latter is signed 'John Reuel Tolkien', so only one 'R', as it were, in that case.

Wayne & Christina

Posted on: 2010/4/4 14:29


Re: The wonders of eBay
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Cruelty to books

Dread to think how this book got so ruined

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FARMER-GILES-OF ... ks_UK?hash=item5886f83e84

Posted on: 2010/4/4 3:31


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Posted a new Calendar of the Month for April at:

www.tolkiencalendars.com

This one is a new (2010) issue. Hope you enjoy it!

Away from The Green Hill Country,

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Posted on: 2010/4/3 6:53
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