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Last minute shopping?
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Amazon dropped me a reminder that it's pretty much too late to ship a lot of things in time for the holiday next week, but... Gift Cards are instant! Tell your loved ones to get you a gift card so you can buy exactly what you want in Tolkien collectibles.

I know for me personally, my family never knows what to get me exactly, since "I have everything already" (not true, but from their perspective, the shelves full of Tolkien books all looks the same to them...)




Posted on: 2008/12/21 13:10
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Re: Signature/Autograph Database?
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Parmastahir said,
Just pondering the matter, I wonder how many things we sign in a lifetime?


Tolkien is probably at the low end of the scale here, he was never "in the limelight" doing mass signings, etc.

Personally, I probably sign less than two dozen things a year, mostly paperwork for my job (I am not the check/cheque writer of the family). Some authors have had "signed limited editions" put out post-mortem where the signatures are actually cut from checks, since they signed so few items when they were alive.

Someone like Alan Lee has probably signed thousands of items per year since the movies came out. Some very popular authors I know have done five hundred book signings in a few hours. So a book tour would produce possibly tens of thousands of signed books in a year.

Circling back to Tolkien, I think it is quite fortuitous that he saved carbon copies of so many letters he wrote - the bulk of the Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien would not have been possible if he hadn't kept those, since the copies that were mailed are likely mostly lost forever.

Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:23
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Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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Good spot Khamul.


Trotter said:
So can we expect to see these items on Ebay from dogfark fairly soon????


I don't think so, based on a teeny bit of inside information and mostly speculation. GTC has selected some people to acquire assets, etc., and I assume that Mark Faith is one of those - just an intermediary to provide some anonymity to the actual collector who is putting this collection together.

Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:15
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Re: Profiles in History catalogs
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I have copies in hand now that the auction is done - they wouldn't sell me more than one before the auction, they were concerned they would run out. I think they are pretty much gone now, but I got enough.

Drop me an email if you still want one - they will be $35 in the USA, and $45 worldwide (this mammoth catalog weighs in around 2 pounds - beyond the Tolkien items, it has a treasure trove of Hollywood photos that are a blast to browse through).

Posted on: 2008/12/21 11:47
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Re: ...and another one
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Posting forged signature image for posterity (before eBay expires the auction).

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Posted on: 2008/12/21 11:35
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