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Re: This made me laugh
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Ever seen a signature by Tolkien of this size? J is completely wrong as is the flowing T. It is exactly the opposite of the direction how Tolkien pulled his strokes... showing this was a different person who signed the book. Also there are too many stops in the signatures on unnatural places, where Tolkien normally does not stop. The n is done very neatly, but the stroke under the signature is completely wrong. By the way the signature on the back of the book, which the forgers tries to copy dates back from an early letter by Tolkien and the autograph of Tolkien in 1969 was completely different. Since 1966 he used his famous flourishing authograph and not this older signature. By the way there does exist a book from Chandler with a true autograph, that part is absolutely correct. But this is a fake, no doubt about it.

Posted on: 2007/12/21 13:19


Re: This made me laugh
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Yet another one, As far as I can see this is a fake.
Does anyone think it is real?
If you agree with me then please report to eBay


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIGNED-1969-Tol ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted on: 2007/12/21 12:49


Re: The Super Deluxe Children of Hurins are out
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Just got my books last night!. My brother-in-law toted them from the U.K. to the U.S., so although they were still shrinkwrapped, he had to remove them from their boxes in order to pack them. I have only opened one of them an it was #34/500. Since the box is gone, I do not know if the other one is #33 or #35 (assuming that I got a sequential pair).

Regarding my opinion of the book.... It truly is a fine binding. The leather is very nice. Although I understand Deagol's sentiment that a very nice slip-cased edition has a great feel (although I have yet to experience the sensation produced by an '82 Super Silmarillion), the clamshell will ultimately protect better.

Posted on: 2007/12/20 8:17


Re: Hobbit Movie agreed with Peter Jackson (Plus Sequel)
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Khamul - my understanding is that New Line (via Saul Zaentz) has the rights to anything in the Hobbit and LoTR (including appendices), but has no rights to anything in HoME / Silmarillion / Unfinished Tales, etc.

So if material appears anywhere in LoTR/Hobbit, they can use it. If material does not appear in any of the books, they can use it (i.e. they can invent material). However, if material is in HoME/Sil/UT (etc), but not in the Hobbit/LoTR they absolutely cannot use it.

Cheers
Stu

Posted on: 2007/12/19 16:52


Re: One Super Deluxe CoH owner is reporting flaking foil...
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I think that if the board was showing through, that you did the right thing getting it replaced. I don't think the number matters at all, unless it matters to you.

Interesting that they have only sold 150 copies. Realistically, that means they got the price point completely wrong, as there is zero chance they will sell the remaining 350 copies (all the die-hard collectors have already bought them). I suspect the price will drop to 200 pounds or so (possibly via a reseller that can ship to the US, such as Amazon.co.uk), at which point they will probably shift [given enough time]. I suspect any prospective purchaser at this point would be holding off and waiting to see how it pans out.

In hindsight, I would have been happier if I had only bought one copy, but I'm planning on leaving both to my kids (and I haven't even had kids yet), so long term, I don't think it matters too much!!!

Stu

Posted on: 2007/12/19 16:36



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