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Re: TolkienGuide in 2008...
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If you are a collector of anything Tolkien, this is THE place to be. 'nuf sed ... except for

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all who make this such a great site!

Away from The Green (now completely white) Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2008/12/24 7:07
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Re: TolkienGuide in 2008...
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And a very Merry Christmas to you, Khamul, and to everyone else here!

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Posted on: 2008/12/24 1:59


Re: Signed 1st ed. Hobbit?
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>What about if the author was quite happy for you to do this?

Then by my personal standards it would be entirely appropriate for that particular piece of paper to be used as a tipped in signature (I also have a facsimilie of the note that you linked to -- booksellers seem to like providing it as a bookmark). However, the vast majority of tipped in signatures were not intended for that purpose, and indeed the one in question doesn't appear to have been intended for that.

As always, the owner is entitled to do whatever they want with it, it just isn't what I would do, and seems [to me] to be pointless to make two original things less original by sticking them together.

That the market apparently values the two items glued together more highly than the two items in their original form seems like a type of madness.

But each to their own.

Stu

Posted on: 2008/12/24 1:29


Re: Signed 1st ed. Hobbit?
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What about if the author was quite happy for you to do this?

http://www.hobbit.ca/UK111e-signed.jpg

'If you would like a signature for "The Lord of the Rings" you can stick this in with my good wishes.

J.R.R. Tolkien 20/6/73"

As an aside does anyone know who this frequently copied letter was originally sent to, as I have a copy and it would be very interesting to know.

Happy Xmas.

Andrew

Posted on: 2008/12/23 22:41


Re: TolkienGuide in 2008...
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Yep, I would like to second that. I really appreciate the informed discussion on this site, and thanks to all that contribute (and of course to Rowns for making it all available).

Of course my fiancee would like to see this site and every other site associated with Tolkien (or arms and armour) closed down immediately, as that would save her endlessly lambasting me for being "on the interwebs again". :)

Cheers
Stu

Posted on: 2008/12/23 17:09



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