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Re: "Meet the superfans"
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Shane Richie, Indeed. LOL.

Yup, I did indeed just 'LOL'. I've never needed to do that before, but then I've never seen a car painted with pictures of Shane Richie before - Last time I looked he was doing adverts for washing powder.

I don't think I have what it takes to be a "true fan/collector"; I don't want to fill my house with crap, I definitely don't have a 'Hobbit Name'*, I haven't got a car painted with pictures of C-Grade celebrities and no one I know is even aware that I collect Tolkien books ('cept for my wife who thinks I am an idiot, and not just because of the books).

I need to find a hobby that I am good at. Sigh.

Stu

*although perhaps. "Doomus Gloomfoot" would work for me. I might try it.

Posted on: 2011/6/25 20:38


Re: "Meet the superfans"
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Now, I'm as onsessive as anyone - - But I draw the line at underwear.

Posted on: 2011/6/25 12:23


Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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Very nice - thanks, dunedain. I've just got my own copies off the shelf: the books themselves are in lovely condition; the dust-wrappers have done their job in keeping the cloth nice and fresh (esp. the 4th imp.).

The wrappers themselves are both complete; the flaps are good. There are one or two chips, but that's to be expected - the paper feels a little bit brittle. The 4th. imp. has chips at either side of the top of the spine, which don't intrude into the picture of the Lonely Mountain, but there's a chunk out of the bottom of the spine which has taken away all of the 'Allen & Unwin' logo except for the 'Geo' and the 'An' - and the bottom half of the 'n' is missing, too.

The Foyles ed. is a shade lighter than the one in dunedain's pictures, and there's a chip out of the lower right part of the 'Dandified hobbit' picture; just to the right of the 'n' in 'Tolkien'. There's another chip tp the top left of the picture, and some 'nibbling' to both the top and the bottom of the picture.

But I'm making it sound worse than it is; both the dustwrappers are very good for their age, and the colouring of the 4th imp. wrapper is everything I could wish. These are, after all, first editions of The Hobbit; and having dustwrappers - esp. such nice examples as these are - is a wonderful bonus. (none of my other copies have wrappers).


Posted on: 2011/6/25 12:09


Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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I am sure Peter would not mind, so I am going to upload a photo of the 4th Hobbit and dustjacket. Has a couple of areas with some loss, but a very nice copy.

Also I've added a few few photo's of different copies of the 3rd Book Club Hobbit. I don't have photo's of one that was the best of all of these, but a gentleman purchased it from me before I was able to take photo's one day, much to my regret. But thought you might enjoy seeing the dustjackets on these. I don't believe any of these are the one in Peters Collection.

David

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Posted on: 2011/6/25 10:16


"Meet the superfans"
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An article from the Guardian on onsessive fans.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyl ... rfans-interview-celebrity

- wellinghall

Posted on: 2011/6/25 9:19



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