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Carl Hostetter eBay auctions running
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Some nice items from Carl... he mentioned to me that 10% of whatever the sale price is will go to Catholic Relief Services.





Posted on: 2008/2/14 11:24
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Re: Tolkien signature from 1982
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I dropped a note to the seller earlier today, and she was very gracious in her response and quickly pulled the listing. Just a case of innocent excitement without research I guess.

I wouldn't be surprised if the book gets back on eBay sooner or later when someone else sees the signature and the cycle repeats.

Posted on: 2008/2/11 11:50
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Tolkien and Williams Lecture timing [Oxford 'official note-taker']
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The following question has been posed on the MythSoc mailing list - does it trigger anyone's memories of something you've read?

>First, when discussing the Inklings in her most recent lecture (which
>by the way drew heavily on Diana's book, which she praised by name),
>she told of an occasion when Tolkien and Williams happened to be
>lecturing at the same time and said that Williams drew a huge crowd,
>while the only person to attend Tolkien's lecture was the official
>note-taker. I don't remember ever having heard this story before, nor
>that there is any such thing as an 'official note-taker' at Oxford,
>never mind the fact that it was Tolkien himself who arranged for
>Williams to give lectures and set the schedule. Has anyone else come
>across this incident?

Posted on: 2008/2/10 21:18

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 12:54:15
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Re: Anyone see the value in this eBay auction?
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dunedain8 is David Miller (The Tolkien Bookshelf at ABEBooks). Also one of the sellers that lists with Beren at tolkienlibrary.com.

He's certainly aware of this site, but I don't think he posts.

Posted on: 2008/2/9 10:17
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Re: Signed Hobbit being auctioned
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Thanks for the link! It was also interesting (to me of limited budget right now) that there are some less pricey but still interesting items for sale. I like the photo of JRRT taken by Michael and signed by Priscilla (believed to be the last photo ever taken of the Professor.)

Posted on: 2008/2/8 15:20
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