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Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Two things:

I have started mailing the first of the HI/NETS calendar orders. But I still need a complete list from Anthony and Jessie. Jessie just got out of the hospital. But I hope to have their master list by next week and will be mailing all orders before the first of December. So, if you have ordered one, please be patient.

I discovered a new Tolkien calendar. You can check it out at:

http://www.rabbitridgeart.com/fine-20 ... 7c054d05083f3cbff404c6b79

It's unique among those that I have been able to catalog and collect: the artwork is like stained glass in its composition and coloring.

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2008/11/21 20:52
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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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I noticed the careless cut-and-paste also. And it works the other way as well. The CoH part of the FAQ still says that the CoH is the only limited edition available signed "... and/or by Alan Lee", while at the same time the PerRs section above states that the CoH is also available. Careless indeed ...

It sometimes looks like 'careless' is the by-word of modern publishers. As in the Dutch publishers Mynx publishing with a map of M-e lacking Helm's Deep, Edoras, Parth Galen and Dagorlad. And using the (old) LotR map for UT as well, while retaining Christophers description of the new map in the introduction.

I'd like to see Trotter go to Trading Standards, I'd be interested in what they have to say about it.

Posted on: 2008/11/21 18:26
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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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Perhaps if HC are made aware of the incorrect information on their website (about the numbering) they could also make ammends by asking Alan to only sign the 'standard' deluxe book with a personal dedication or to not sign the title page (and sign one of the end-papers instead, for example), in order to help preserve the claimed exclusivity of the first 500?

I suspect the problem of miss set expectations has come about because of the use of careless cut-and-paste from the info about the CoH signed edition. From the fairly dismal state of the their website(s) over the last couple of years I get the impression that their web-developers are probably not particularly experienced.

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Re: Another signed copy?
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By the way, Tolkien used to refuse to sign most paperbacks. There is for example the story of Denys Gueroult, BBC radio producer. Whilst working for the Sound Archive Department in the 1960's he mangaged with great difficulty to organise an interview with Tolkien in his North Oxford home. The interview lasted about half an hour and in Gueroult's words "not very much occurred", but Tolkien agreed to sign Gueroult's copy of The Hobbit and his copy of The Return of the King. Gueroult's colleague, the journalist and writer Derek Parker, was also present but Tolkien refused to sign his paperback copy of The Lord of the Rings as there were 600 mistakes in that edition and not good enough.

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Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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[alpingloin:] I am in the US and I can confirm that i was unable to purchase the Deluxe TPR from Tolkien.co.uk because, "The item cannot be shipped to the country listed." I am not sure if it can be shipped outside the UK and just not to the United States, however.
I'm in the Netherlands, and I was able to order a copy to be sent over here. So was someone I know in Belgium (Beren will know him also - he frequents Dutch language Tolkien fora were Beren and I are also regulars).

Posted on: 2008/11/21 11:44
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