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Here is a postcard signed by Arthur Tolkien.

What I find so strange it was sitting in this enveloppe:
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Sent in 1936 from Oxford?? Tolkien's handwriting??

I think it is a strange combination. A card sent from Bloemfontein in 1895 by Tolkien's father, being sent to Holland 41 years later.

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Anyone an idea??

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:39


Photograph of Exeter College from 1914
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You probably know this picture, it was used by John Garth as cover (or a part was) for Tolkien and the Great War.

How many pictures of these exist?

The one I have is an original and is still framed as it hung in Exeter College. I'm curious about how many of those pictures were made and if more have been seen in the past?

And also what would it be worth?

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:32


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o well... I just posted some that link in with the conversation... this is just a little tip of what is inside my collection!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:27


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Just stop posting all these pictures of stuff you have signed by Tolkien!

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(Jlong) I'd second that regarding Drout's Encyclopedia. I haven't got a copy yet! C&G was so much more competitive at the time (-and I've still got TS V to read!)

Postage from UK to US is presumably as bad as postage from the US to UK at present: totally prohibitive! I bought seven new books (standard hardbacks) from Hippocampus Press the other week. They sent it over in some strange big heavy duty bag, called an 'M Bag'. It only cost $49.

More recently I bought two Arkham House volumes (relatively small hardbacks) from a US dealer, and the postage was $34! -more than the price of one of the books. There is basically no point in buying from the US (I feel) at present in less your buying multiple books, especially with the ~1.65 (or whatever it is) conversion rate for the £/$ as well.

Damn credit crunch!... (and USPS!...)

BH

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:13
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