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Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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Khamul wrote:
..... Kind of against the whole collecting ethos I feel; buying on this scale, & with this money tho'. .....
Exactly the same sentiment arose in talk with Beren and some friends yesterday ...

Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:44


Re: Christopher Tolkien signature
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Here is a sample of his signature from 2004. Hope this helps.

Josh

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Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:26


Re: Signature/Autograph Database?
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Parmastahir said,
Just pondering the matter, I wonder how many things we sign in a lifetime?


Tolkien is probably at the low end of the scale here, he was never "in the limelight" doing mass signings, etc.

Personally, I probably sign less than two dozen things a year, mostly paperwork for my job (I am not the check/cheque writer of the family). Some authors have had "signed limited editions" put out post-mortem where the signatures are actually cut from checks, since they signed so few items when they were alive.

Someone like Alan Lee has probably signed thousands of items per year since the movies came out. Some very popular authors I know have done five hundred book signings in a few hours. So a book tour would produce possibly tens of thousands of signed books in a year.

Circling back to Tolkien, I think it is quite fortuitous that he saved carbon copies of so many letters he wrote - the bulk of the Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien would not have been possible if he hadn't kept those, since the copies that were mailed are likely mostly lost forever.

Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:23
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Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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Good spot Khamul.


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So can we expect to see these items on Ebay from dogfark fairly soon????


I don't think so, based on a teeny bit of inside information and mostly speculation. GTC has selected some people to acquire assets, etc., and I assume that Mark Faith is one of those - just an intermediary to provide some anonymity to the actual collector who is putting this collection together.

Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:15
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Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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Khamul,

Well spotted, it is the same person, if you look at the web site for Mark Faith, Contact Us Section

http://www.markfaithbooks.com/?page=s ... 1143220cb8891a89ff0dd4d90

You get the same address as GTC

Mark Faith Books
Bwlchcoediog Isaf
Cwm Cewydd
Machynlleth, Powys SY209EE
United Kingdom

So can we expect to see these items on Ebay from dogfark fairly soon????

Posted on: 2008/12/21 11:52



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