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Re: What do people think of this item
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I second that. A very nice piece, indeed!

Posted on: 2010/7/6 11:02


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Ah, so you bought it, Trotter? And went with your instincts; well done!

I like this piece - I've not seen many of Tolkien's letters, so the salutation 'My dear Brian' - is new to me. I'm reminded of a letter to Rayner Unwin in which Tolkien comments that he was of a generation which used last names almost exclusively. Same with the signing off; 'yours ever' - a sign of a relaxation of formality in Tolkien's later years?

And I _love_ the sig. Never seen one quite like that before, with the dots almost forming a face; and the colour is very attractive, too. A nice piece!

Posted on: 2010/7/5 13:25


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Cool item, Trotter.
I'd have to agree with Garm: (still a little rich for my blood at the moment, though).

Posted on: 2010/7/5 12:34


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Thanks for your invaluable comments garm and Wayne & Christina.

I decided myself that my doubts were wrong and I bought the item

Dame Sirith is in Middle English (1275-1300) and I can recommend that you consult A Middle English (Glossary or Vocabulary) by J.R.R. Tolkien when reading it.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UH ... e&q=Dame%20Sirith&f=false

Posted on: 2010/7/5 10:41

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Re: eBay shill bid scammer convicted
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"The first UK seller to be prosecuted for artificially inflating prices by bidding on his own eBay auctions has been told to pay £5,000 in fines and costs, and ordered to do 250 hours community service."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/05/ebay_shill/

There is an eBay seller near Bournemouth that I really hope gets the same treatment.

Posted on: 2010/7/5 7:26

Edited by Trotter on 2010/7/5 10:56:41



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