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Re: A Tolkien Original
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Ahh! I envy you, that you've seen it. As for the chances of having it for one's very own; I agree - the lottery is the only answer.

But I bet I can make a guess as to which institution or body will end up with it...

Posted on: 2009/11/25 14:52


Re: 1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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You and your grandad know that taking things from abandoned houses iis illegal, don't you?

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1979 Tolkien Enterprises Chess Set
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My granddad found this chess set in an abandoned house a while back and I was curious about its worth. I haven't been able to find anything about it on the internet. The kings are a good 5" tall, all pieces still have red felt on the bottom, and there is no board. Anybody know what it might go for?

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Grab yourself a bargain.....
I have seen this one close up and I wants it! Just need to win the lottery now.

Sotheby's Website

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Re: 1999 Harper Collins Deluxe Ed. Hobbit
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Ok. I have a response from MPG Books regarding the paper issue. I am not sure how valuable this information is to the community, but hopefully it will add to the general collector knowledge base.

I emailed MPG books with the 'acid-free paper' question specifically as it pertained to the 1999 Harper Collins Limited Deluxe Hobbit. Here is the response I just got:

Dear Mr Shiner,

I can confirm that this title was printed on MPG Bookwove, which has been acid-free stock since approx 1990. We are still stocking the same grade of paper due to it’s excellent archival and environmental qualities, and it has subsequently also gained FSC accreditation.

I hope this answers your query, but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information or clarification.

Regards,

Samantha McGinn
Customer Service Manager


So, as most of us probably expected, the book was printed on quality paper. Case closed. Thanks for the responses and the help provided by the forum members!

Posted on: 2009/11/25 6:29



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