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Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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I agree, Christopher Tolkien's signatures are currently quite easy to acquire, I think I have 8 or 9 in my collection. Christopher Tolkien has signed a lot more book plates and books than his father.

You can get a signed copy by Christopher Tolkien for £245 from the HarperCollins website.

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/Pages/Produc ... s.aspx?ISBN=9780007252244

OK this is an earlier example of his signature, but £1200 more!!!

Posted on: 2010/4/8 11:12


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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It has been relisted with a buy it now price of $8889, only $7200 approx more than they paid for it, what a bargain.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JRR-Tolkien-SIG ... tible?hash=item20b05a6cd7

Flatsigned have included a bigger picture of the inscription.

e in he is underlined as is I, any thoughts on why? did he mean i.e. ? which is (id est (that is))??

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Posted on: 2010/4/7 10:33


Re: UK HOME Hardback Reissues
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Big changes so far on tolkien.co.uk, they have added the Paperback version of The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun and have some unavailable items

They should get a test server and not do this on the live server.

It also looks like they are only selling these books through www.tolkien.co.uk and not through any other avenue including Amazon, but still no date for availability.

http://www.tolkien.co.uk/Pages/Produc ... =9780007365302&from=HC-UK

Amazon currently shows this item for all the books

"Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

Sadly it looks like no Amazon orders for these books

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Posted on: 2010/4/7 10:25


Re: 3 Tolkien Letters to Higgins
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The info about the watermark comes from my own personal experience. I own a typed, signed letter with the post marked envelope from Tolkien written on his Sandfield Road stationary to a little girl in 1964 (I was able to contact the original owner who stated they had lost the letter at Princeston University in the late sixties. I bought the letter from a seller who found the letter in a storage box at Princeton). The Basildon Bond watermark is clearly visible when held up to a light.


Jim is selling this letter on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tolkien-Signed- ... ain_0?hash=item3cabd716ba

Posted on: 2010/4/5 13:27


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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I thought I had seen this before, the book was until recently for sale on Abebooks by Jonkers Books in Henley with a sale price of $1633.50, half the current bids on eBay.

This is the description from Jonkers

Book Description: Blackwell, 1920. First edition. Original grey paper wrappers with title labels on spine and upper cover. INSCRIBED BY TOLKIEN: "S.R.T. / Because he doesn’t, / either to you or me, / I do to you / J.R.T. 22.2.20". A very good copy with slight creasing to the oversized portions of the wrapper. We have been unable establish the identity of the recipient of the book. It is likely to be a friend or fellow writer. At the time Blackwell was Tolkien’s publisher so perhaps both expected complimentary copies and, as none were forthcoming, Tolkien obliged.


This description makes a lot more sense than flatsigned.

Up for auction is THE MOST RARE of all Tolkien Collectibles I have ever seen! This auction is for a book from Tolkien's own personal book collection with secret message to a secret person! The person's last name begin's with a "T" so most logical to me, it must be a "Tolkien" family member! The book is entitled LONDON SONNETS. After an exhaustive search, we have not been able to locate any copy of this book even! Author: WOLFE, Humbert Publisher: Blackwell Description: First edition. Original grey paper wrappers with title labels on spine and upper cover.


If he had looked on Abebooks he would have found this copy.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... BSONNETS%26x%3D80%26y%3D8

Some have told me this is worth at least ten to twenty thousand. But, you decide...VERY REASONABLE RESERVE AUCTION....A FRACTION OF THIS VALUE STATED!


I think it is worth what he paid for it, which is probably less than the asking price from Jonkers.

Posted on: 2010/4/4 14:44



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