Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

laurel
2 hours 10 minutes ago

remy
2 hours 28 minutes ago

markwebber
2 hours 32 minutes ago

Stu
3 hours 21 minutes ago

Findegil
3 hours 30 minutes ago

wellinghall
5 hours 14 minutes ago

Trotter
7 hours 11 minutes ago

Karl
9 hours 59 minutes ago
   All Posts (Trotter)


« 1 ... 223 224 225 (226) 227 228 229 ... 278 »


Re: Alexander Autographs
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1524
Offline
Alexander Autographs are withdrawing that item and sent me the following email

Our consignor gave us this piece along with the other Tolkien items we are auctioning, and we relied on their expertise and reputation, quite frankly. I think, as you note, that the facsimile is both quite good and very specific, but, as was noted on your forum post, we should have known better with the heavy stock. At any rate, I explored your previous posts, and when I found this, it pretty much closed the case: http://www.hobbit.ca/UK111e-signed.jpg.

Please note that the item is being withdrawn from the sale; this change should be reflected very soon on the internet, and will again be noted on the day of the sale. You definitely have our thanks, and we would be quite grateful if you would take the trouble to post our admission and apologies onto your forum so that the Tolkien community can see that we take such errors very seriously, and do our best to correct them.


David Miller also sent me the copy that I have so he probably had a hand in producing them. I'd imagine it would be difficult to sell the original now as everyone would think it was a copy.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 23:58


Re: Alexander Autographs
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1524
Offline
I sent the following email to the Auction House about the item above.

I am concerned about one of the lots in your upcoming autograph auction on January 20-21st 2010.

Sale 40 Lot 1160 J. R. R. TOLKIEN (1892 - 1973) British author known especially for his works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Very fine A.N.S. on an oblong sheet measuring 8 1/2" x 3 1/2", in full: "If you would like a signature for 'The Lord of the Rings,' you can stick this in with my good wishes. J. R. R. Tolkien 20/6/73". Beautifully penned the year of his death with a fine flourished signature. Pristine condition. Estimate $ 1,000-1,200

The problem is that this item has been extensively reproduced to a very high quality, indeed I have the same 'signed' letter, and it is highly likely that the copy you have for sale is also a reproduction. A lot of Tolkien dealers gave away this reproduction with Tolkien books over the last twenty years.

I have put some more information on the Tolkien Collectors Guide Website about the issue including a picture of it being given away with another book http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=5721#forumpost5721 Regards Andrew


I think I have asked this before, but does anyone know who owns the original of this item.

Posted on: 2010/1/8 4:46


Re: Alexander Autographs
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1524
Offline

Jlong wrote:
Some letters and signed books are available for sale through Alexander Autographs this month.

Tolkien signature:
http://auctions.alexautographs.com/as ... +++++1160+&refno=+++64308


This signature has been discussed on here before. I believe that quite a few collector's including myself have the same signed item and a very convincing reproduction it is too. I think they are trying to sell a very common reproduction here.

Here is another copy of the signed item.

http://www.hobbit.ca/UK111e-signed.jpg

Posted on: 2010/1/7 22:17


Re: LOTR Millenium Edition Books
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1524
Offline
I think laurel is correct in that you are unlikely to find the 7 books of the millennium edition sold separately, you would have to buy a full set. The copy that laurel found on eBay is the US edition which tends to be cheaper than the UK version as well.

Posted on: 2010/1/2 2:15


Re: Tolkien Signature
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 1524
Offline
I had already reported all three of cavorite51 items to eBay.

Selected Counterfeits and copyright violations, Bootlegs and counterfeit media, Counterfeit autographs, though Fraudulent listings is also just as true.

eBay really do not like you doing this though, they give you 50 characters to describe what is wrong with the item, you can't possibly describe what is wrong in that small number of characters.

Posted on: 2010/1/2 2:12



 Top
« 1 ... 223 224 225 (226) 227 228 229 ... 278 »