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Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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I am really looking forward to seeing the 2009 calendar. Just as a side note, Anthony mentioned that he has a few of the 2008 calendar left for those who missed out on it. Great artwork, and a great collectible too! Just get in touch with him if you are interested at

http://www.herenistarion.org

Posted on: 2008/10/25 21:14
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Re: BOOK COLLECTING: Moving Your Collection!
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Our PDA also contains wants lists and other documents with information convenient to have at hand.

For various reasons, we just use plain old Microsoft Word. This is converted to Palm form through DataViz Documents to Go.

Wayne

Posted on: 2008/10/25 20:31


Re: BOOK COLLECTING: Moving Your Collection!
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Hi Wayne,

I have also thought of using a palm pilot for when I am out and about, (although with my modest collection it would be a list of what I need not what I have). I thought a database would be the best program to use, but I did not find any programs that seemed to right for my requirements. Can you tell me what you are using?
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Posted on: 2008/10/25 18:49


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Thanks for posting the link wellinghall.

Just as an added bit of information to the Elaine Griffiths mention:- Prior to the Bonhams Auction, a number of books from the estate of Elaine Griffiths were sold via ABE.

The only Tolkien related one that I saw was a copy of a 1992 Tolkien Family Album which was inscribed by Priscilla Tolkien 'In Loving Memory of Sixty Years of Friendship with the Tolkien Family'.

Posted on: 2008/10/25 14:57


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I like this -no furniture! I can just imagine Christina making a little table out of a few books lying around in order to eat her dinner.


Well, not no furniture at all, just little that needed to be moved, as she was relocating to my fully furnished house. In fact, we did bring a table and chairs, and shelves and bookcases.

10,000+ is a bit excessive don't you think Wayne? My one question is: do you and Christina have a (complete?) written (or more probably computer archived) list of all the books in your collection?


Actually it's more like 15,000+ books -- plus CDs, DVDs, LPs, cassettes, magazines, and comic books. We do have an electronic list of our books, and lists of music and films, which we keep up and are in the process of refining. Ideally we would know, at least for our collections if not for every book, not only that we have a particular edition and printing, and whether it has its dust-jacket (if so issued), but also its condition, in case we have the opportunity to trade up. We used to carry printouts of the lists with us when we travelled, until they became unwieldy and I put them on a Palm Pilot.

Do you still remember what books are Christina's and what books are yours? Particularly books that you bought before the joining of the collections. Or is it definitively just 'one' collection now?


For the most part, we do remember who had what when we got married. Where it gets confused is with those books that each of us had in nearly identical copies, but we now have only one. Altogether, legally and officially, everything is now our joint collection, though some parts still tend to be spoken of as his (e.g. Arthur Ransome, Maurice Sendak, graphic novels) and some as hers (e.g. Arthurian literature, medieval history and art).

And, is this (do you think/speculate) the biggest single collection of Tolkienalia in the World in private hands?


It's certainly one of the biggest, occupying more than two rooms, plus related items in other parts of the house (C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes, etc.).

Wayne

Posted on: 2008/10/25 13:50



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