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Tolkien Signature in Smith of Wootton Major
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Here is a fine signature by Tolkien in a first impression of Smith of Wootton Major. Except for the fact that it was purchased in the Oxfam bookstore (at the corner next to Bird & Baby) I have no further info on this item.

So what do you think of the signature? Looks very good to me! Even has a mark of ink on opposite page (closed the book too soon when ink was still wet).

How does a book like this end up in an oxfam shop in Oxford? And how come they did not notice the signature? Did only cost some pence!

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:47


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Who is this letter sent to?

It came from Holland and I suppose Tolkien was writing to someone in Holland. No enveloppe remains, just now it was sent to "reverend father" and the name Miss Tombrock is mentioned.

Anyone any clues?

Posted on: 2008/10/24 2:43


Arthur Tolkien signed postcard
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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!

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