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Re: PLEASE help.. Signed copy of the Hobbit
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yeah i couldnt find any relationship betweethe two i didnt know what forrester meant either

its not a page from another book, looks more like a large adhesive sticker/label thing.
I had a look at other signatures on the web and its exactly the same though i understand he rarely signed things unless for family and friends so i dont have a clue, though the colour is genuine i didnt even know it was called foxing!!! but yeah they are genuine, its in really good condition though.

And just to be clear i'm definately not a hoaxer or anything like that i'm a 21 year old fashion designer who knows nothing about tolkien etc, until i read the web today, though i have read his works.

p.s i bought it from a charity shop today, which is why i'm trying to find out about it,

Posted on: 2008/11/29 8:57


Re: PLEASE help.. Signed copy of the Hobbit
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The signature does look quite good and may be genuine, though others here might disagree with me.

The book itself is worth only a pound or two. The signature, if genuine, maybe worth up to a thousand maybe.

The big trouble is that it is in a book from the early 1980s which raises big doubts about its authenticity. How did it get there I wonder. I have had a quick look around but did not find any connections between JRRT and anybody called Forrester.

Is the label an adhesive label, or is it a page from another book pasted in? Are the brown spots (foxing) genuine, aging of the paper, or printed as part of the design?

Posted on: 2008/11/29 8:46


Re: PLEASE help.. Signed copy of the Hobbit
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thanks i found it, but it doesnt explain why mine has a signature? unless tolkien signed some 'labels' and they were stuck in after his death?
i dont understand?

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i dont understand? can u elaborate?

how does it help?

Posted on: 2008/11/29 8:28


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