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Re: The Tolkien Collector
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Incidentaly, how good is this blog? Not only (already) do we have Wayne & Christina chatting about their collection (& providing nice photographs!), but we have a lovely picture of their beautiful New England home! (H. P. Lovecraft has sold me on NE architecture!)

So many questions remained unanswered reagarding 'The Collection' though. I do hope they are systematically dealt with in various blogs over the coming months & years .

[As keen bibliographers are you particularly fickle about condition? (F/F please!), or will you compromise on condition to gather information? i.e. buy a book in less than 'collectable' condition; do any particular aspects of some items cause particular problems in terms of storage?; how do you deal with preservation? (dj covers, protecting from light [I see a window!], airing shelves, climate control [temperature & humidity], & housekeeping generally); how much 'maintenance' does the collection require? etc etc.]

Great blog!

BH

Posted on: 2010/1/13 3:46

Edited by Khaml on 2013/8/3 2:46:18
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AL fake too?
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(I'm possibly imagining this! )
To be honest with you, I think even this is a fake:

Signed JRR Tolkien's the Children of the Hurin

What does everyone think?
First image: Suspicious Lee signature
Remaining images: Better AL examples (perhaps)

I have quite a few Alan Lee signed CoH's, and this one just doesn't seem right. Too heavy, and deliberate. Out of interest, anyone have a note of where Lee was the week of launch?

He was at the launch in London on Tuesday 17th April. He was at the ADCbooks preview party on the evening of the 20th, and the next day on the 21st (the only private signing he attended.) I think he was in Oxford Friday daytime. And I remember he was at a Forbidden Planet at some point during the week too. Incidentally, Lee doesn't seem to have been too consistent with his abbreviated month, using either '04' or simply '4'.

With all these suspicious signatures, I'm beggining to wonder (as someone has already pointed out) whether it is entirely wise to discuss in such detail what's 'suspicous' about these signatures on this site. Hmmm...

BH

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jpg  [eBay] Suspicious Lee CoH Signature.jpg (10.00 KB)
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jpg  [eBay] Lee CoH Signature \'17-04-07\'.jpg (11.13 KB)
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jpg  [eBay] PR 2008 Lee Signature.jpg (17.87 KB)
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jpg  [eBay] US CoH Bookplate.jpg (75.67 KB)
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Posted on: 2010/1/13 3:31
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Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Sorry about that link- not sure what went wrong.

Well spotted Garm - What a shame to ruin a rare item which may have made a couple of £100 on a good day with a poor signature!

Posted on: 2010/1/13 3:00


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Here's a link to the relevant bibliography page -

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/html/ru_edition.htm

Posted on: 2010/1/12 14:53


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Here's a link - http://cgi.ebay.com/Tolkien-Signed-Lo ... tible?hash=item2eaa65b49c

Apart from the obviously fake signature, it seems this might be a rarity - one of fifty copies of the standard 1961 edition of FotR in a readers Union wrapper. (see the Tolkien Illustrated Bibliography)

Posted on: 2010/1/12 14:49



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