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Helm's Deep artwork identification help needed
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I got this request for help, anyone know more?

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i've a pencil sketch of helms deep & the hornburg which i recently purchased, framed from a car boot sale. it has helms deep sketched in the centre with the hornburg in the background. 'helm's deep & the hornburg are written to the left of centre. it's old, judging by the fading on the mount and it measures approx 14" x 14". i can find 1 or 2 images via the internet but no detail of it's origin. i'm guessing it's from a calendar maybe?

can you help?

Posted on: 2007/9/20 5:28
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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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I got a response back from Search.com, they said they would update the Wiki information on their side (but they haven't yet.) At least they responded.

Hey David, next time you pass through Skiatook could you take some photos - I want to see what Minas Tirith looked like!

Posted on: 2007/8/28 10:25
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Re: an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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Good catch Trotter.

The Search.com page is just a mirror (out of date) of the Wikipedia page (which is allowed under the wiki terms of use). I submitted a request to fix to search.com, we'll see if they do anything about it.

It seems (looking at the edit history for the wikipedia page) that Skiatook is a common vandal page - lots of edits that get undone pretty quickly, seems like Search.com happened to grab their copy before one particular instance of vandalism was fixed.

Ah, the power of wikipedia. The truth is what we make of it...

Posted on: 2007/8/24 1:03
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Bloomsbury auction update - September 13th Sale
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Their sale "Printed Books" (on 13 September 2007 at 10.00am and 2.00pm precisely) will include some material which may be of interest.

Viewing beforehand on
Tuesday 11th September from 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 12th September from 9.30am to 8.00pm
Thursday 13th September from 9.30am to 10.00am


711. Tolkien (J.R.R.) .The Fellowship of the Ring, second edition, first impression, folding map, original cloth, dust-jacket, rubbed at corners with small repaired tear to upper fore-corner of upper panel, 8vo, 1966.

Estimates £75 - £100

Bloomsbury Auctions website

Posted on: 2007/8/21 11:11
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an eBay auction that made me laugh...
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and laugh, and laugh...

A link for the truly curious is below, but here is the relevant text. The auction is for a 1968 Skiatook, Oklahoma (USA) phone book.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien spent a majority of his time in Skiatook writing his second draft of The Lord Of The Rings, a fact paid tribute to by Skiatook's inclusion in the feature film The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King as portraying the city of Minas Tirith. Strangely, all footage shot on location was used only in the film's theatrical trailer, and never saw light in the final cut of the film, an Ontario-based city instead appearing. The original footage- with commentary by Tolkien- is available on the upcoming "One Ring Edition" of the DVD.


Can't wait to hear that commentary...

eBay auction page

Posted on: 2007/8/16 14:35
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