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Re: New Book Releases
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Stu has asked HarperCollins about this as a new edition, let us see what they reply with?

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BBC Radio 4 - Farming Hobbits 2nd April 2017
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This was on BBC Radio 4 this morning.

Apart from the fact that the BBC, could stay in Britain to see Tolkien's Middle earth(sic), I thought it was quite an interesting programme, and good luck to them on continuing to promote "Hobbiton".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ksdjq

Nancy Nicolson travels to Middle Earth(sic) to discover how a remote corner of a 1250-acre New Zealand sheep station became one of the most famous pieces of farmland in the world.
When location scouts settled on the Alexander family farm near Matamata, just south of Auckland, as the location for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, it changed the fortunes of the traditional sheep unit which is run by two brothers.
Now Craig Alexander continues to run the sheep enterprise while his brother Russell manages Hobbiton, a global tourist destination attracting 500,000 visitors a year.
Nancy learns about the economics that have driven New Zealand sheep farmers to become more efficient; hears how the army was employed to drive roads into remote land and visits some of the Hobbit holes.

Posted on: 4/2 5:49:15

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Tolkien signed ALS - April 11th 2017
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Description: Tolkien John 1892 - 1973 J.R.R. Tolkien reflects on C.S. Lewis, and assists a peer with his choice of University

Two page TLS, 8" x 10" , boldly signed twice by J.R.R. Tolkien as "J.R.R. Tolkien" along the bottom of page one, and using his initials "JRRT" on page two. Dated "2 August, 1946" Typed on blind stamped, 20 Northmoor Road, Oxford letterhead. Soft expected folds, else near fine.


An lengthy TLS from Tolkien to Przemys_aw Mroczkowski who had studied romance languages at the Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in 1938, and who was looking to futher his studies at the time. Professor Mroczkowski described his first encounter with Tolkien in an interview with Tomasz Fia_kowski in the pages of Tygodnik Powszechny (No. 14, 1994): "It was at the British Council in Oxford, I do not remember all the topics of conversation, but I remember that I presented myself to Tolkien in the following way: 'I come from Mordor...'. He didn't object to that comparison, although today I understand that he did not refer the recent historical events when he conceived the kingdom".

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000



http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot ... ywordalertlive&utm_term=2

You can see previous sales on this link

Letter to Przemyslaw Mroczkowski 2nd August 1946

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Posted on: 3/29 22:31:06


Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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You can watch this on the iPlayer if you are in the UK, starts at approx 55 mins

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/ ... -39-15-burton-constable-1

Songs for the Philologists valued at about £12,000, looks to be a very looked after edition of a very scarce item.

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Posted on: 3/26 15:26:31


Re: Film Tie-In Slipcases
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No, they were not in sllpcases, only the 2002 set was issued in a slipcase.

Posted on: 3/26 15:19:55



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