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Re: Dear Reverend Father
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Beren,

Glad I could help.

In regard to why the letter was separated from its envelope and the envelope paired with the card, Christina wonders if it was because the previous owner of the items decided to "sweeten" the Arthur Tolkien card by selling it with a piece of JRRT manuscript, whereas the JRRT autograph letter could be sold on its own, sans envelope.

Wayne

Posted on: 2008/10/24 17:39


Re: Dear Reverend Father
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Well, it is incredible indeed... cannot believe it myself. But everything points to it that they belong together. Date the same, both mentioning Rev. And the letter fits in perfectly (although I have put it flat again of course, and will not leave it sit in the envelope).

It is a crazy collector tale, one to be remembered and told for many years to come! Coming home I rushed to my Tolkien letters to find the envelope and the letter. I was still thinking the letter was bigger then the envelope... somehow I remembered it to be a bit larger. But no, it was much smaller then I expected and holding it against the envelope I knew Wayne was right. I could have jumped up of excitement.

I did immediatly show my wife and then (after carefully putting it away again) took my family to go out and eat. Like a little celebration. I'm sooo happy to have the items reunited and I can't believe how both items ended up in my collection. Never expected something like this!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 13:30


Re: Dear Reverend Father
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What an incredible story (no sarcasm here!) Coincidence indeed! A positively exciting book collectors story. Just as well you posted them Beren. Good stuff. Incredibly envious...

BH

Posted on: 2008/10/24 13:22
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Re: eBay: 'Show completed listings only'
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I didn't know this feature was available. Quite handy. Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 12:38


Re: Tolkien Signature in Smith of Wootton Major
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Beren,
You have quite an impressive collection and nice find. You sure know how to make a fellow Tolkien collector jealous. :) Smith of Wootton Major is my favorite Tolkien tale (other than the LOTR). I wrote my MA thesis on it, and I'm teaching it in my Tolkien/Lewis class this semester.

Posted on: 2008/10/24 11:57



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