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Interesting article about WWI and Tolkien
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Sir Martin Gilbert put an article up at The Cutting Edge News. In it, he remembers sitting next to Prof. Tolkien at Oxford forty-four years ago, and Tolkien talking of his memories of World War I and the Somme.

Gilbert has published a book titled The Somme: the Heroism and Horror of War, and in this article claims that Prof. Tolkien was the first eye-witness account he heard of the battle.

Posted on: 2008/8/26 16:40
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Re: Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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Hi,

I wasn't suggesting that GBP 741 is out of whack with current prices necessarily, more that I suspect that there will probably be a slump in prices as the UK and US economies (not exclusively, but in particular) go through a fairly hard time in the next 5 years.

My other 'collecting hobby' is high end hand-made replica swords (Scottish 1400-1600 being my particular area of interest) and from following the forums, collectors are definitely tightening their belts and more second-hand swords seem to be coming onto the market as casual collectors drop out and use their money for more sensible pursuits. It seems from my casual observation of eBay that the same applies with the books, and more 'high-end' JRRT stuff is also coming onto the marketplace the last few months.

Stu.

Posted on: 2008/8/26 16:13


Re: Silmarillion 1st Collector's edition on eBay
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I saw a signed copy on eBay in 2004. (Number 91)
Other than that the only signed one I have seen is mine and boy was that expensive! Start saving...
Hammond says that some of the 1000 copies may not have been bound - presumably unsigned copies - not surprising - 100 GBP was alot back in 1982.

Posted on: 2008/8/26 13:21


FANGORN auctions on eBay
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TG member Fangorn is currently running some auctions on eBay, including some nice old art prints and a Bulgarian LOTR.


Posted on: 2008/8/26 10:14
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Re: John Howe signing and talk in Edinburgh August 23rd
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Went to Edinburgh to see John Howe. Pretty good! Just over an hour; fair crowd; Beowulf & Tolkien much discussed. Even talked about his wish to illustrate H. P. Lovecraft; which I found particularly interesting. Got my Myth & Magic, and 1992 Silmarillion signed. No dedications; he had a sore hand! All good stuff...

BH

Posted on: 2008/8/26 6:55
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