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3 Tolkien Letters to Higgins
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I was wondering what you guys thought about these letters. Do you think they are legit? They just seem a little off to me--no dates and the signatures look almost too clean compared to the paper. In addition, the content is so nonspecific ("south coast" & "down south"). I'm interested in your thoughts. Just trying to spark up some discussion.

http://www.biblio.com/details.php?dcx=249424090&aid=aa&t=1#

Josh

Posted on: 2009/7/15 19:06


Re: Ebay Signature & Sketch
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Not me thanks to you. The sketch was cool though.

Posted on: 2009/7/14 8:25


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Andrew,

Email me at Gondor59@aol.com and I'll send you a clearer image.

Jim.

Posted on: 2009/7/14 8:11


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The picture did not come out very well, very small. Do you have a larger picture?

It appears someone paid US $321.99 for the fake signature.

Posted on: 2009/7/14 8:08


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Here is an image of the centerpiece of my Tolkien collection. This is a letter typed and signed by Tolkien to a little girl in 1964. The little girl was Lisa Gell-mann, daughter of Murray Gell-mann (the 1969 Nobel Prize winner in physics). I contacted Dr. Gell-mann about this letter and he actually responded to me saying his daughter had lost the letter at Princeton University in the late sixties. I bought the letter from a person who found it in a box in an attic at Princeton several years ago. The letter is on Tolkien's private Basildon Bond stationary and includes the original post marked envelope.

[URL=http://img12.imageshack.us/i/letteroso.jpg/][IMG]http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2205/letteroso.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Posted on: 2009/7/14 7:31



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