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Re: Map of Middle Earth 1970 1st Impression
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It depends on which copy of the map you have, 50 copies of the map were printed for Allen & Unwin staff and they have a 'privately printed' label on them. 7500 were also printed on Cartridge paper and then an unknown quantity on glossy paper. (From J.R.R. Tolkien: A Descriptive Bibliography (page 376) by Wayne G.Hammond and Douglas A.Anderson).

The most valuable copies are the privately printed copies, some of which were signed by Tolkien and/or Pauline Baynes. Abebooks has an example of an unsigned copy for over a £1000. If you have the non-glossy poster then these are much more common, and the glossy posters are even more common. Having said that these posters do not often appear on Ebay so you may be able to get £30-£50 for it.

Posted on: 2009/1/18 1:50


Re: Tales from the Perilous Realm Deluxe
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I noticed on Tolkien Forums that another person ordered the signed edition of the book, but was actually sent the unsigned version.

Posted on: 2009/1/11 2:52


Re: Signed 1st ed. Hobbit?
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What about if the author was quite happy for you to do this?

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

'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"

As an aside does anyone know who this frequently copied letter was originally sent to, as I have a copy and it would be very interesting to know.

Happy Xmas.

Andrew

Posted on: 2008/12/23 22:41


Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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Khamul,

Well spotted, it is the same person, if you look at the web site for Mark Faith, Contact Us Section

http://www.markfaithbooks.com/?page=s ... 1143220cb8891a89ff0dd4d90

You get the same address as GTC

Mark Faith Books
Bwlchcoediog Isaf
Cwm Cewydd
Machynlleth, Powys SY209EE
United Kingdom

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

Posted on: 2008/12/21 11:52


The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World
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GTC appear to have bought all the Tolkien lots in the Profiles in History Auction, including $104000 for the Elaine Griffiths inscribed LOTR.

"He also said that as part of the exhibition project GTC is forming the GTC Fellowship, a Tolkien collecting society."

Market Watch Story

Posted on: 2008/12/17 22:56



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