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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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Festival in the Shire 2012 Per are last email message, we are planning it for mid-August, as before, in 2012 to fit in with the many overseas visitors coming to the 2011 Olympics. We are aware the Tolkien Society has an event same time. They had been in contact with the idea of working together, but never followed it up. We felt it would be better to work together, but no one would followup or messages so we gave up. As its holiday time and the many international visitors will be in country, the idea is to hold it just after the close of the Olympics on Monday the 13th and Tuesday 14th, possible part or all of the Wednesday 14th depending on how full the program becomes. This will allow those going on to the Tolkien Society event on the 16th some travel time. The decision to postpone this years was due to the poor global economic situation as we felt fewer people could make it if held this year. If we obtain large sponsorship or donations, we can keep the ticket prices lower and may still be able to do it this August but we doubt it. Hopefully things will improve by 2012. Festival Art and Books The main funding (and original idea) came our sister companies business in rare Tolkien books and art, including fantasy art. Help support the Festival and the artist themselves by buying some originals, prints or pencil sketches. We are please to offer original concept pencil sketches from Rodney Matthews. This is a more affordable way to collect his originals. We now have a catalogue of his wroks so pelase ask for a copy. He has over 600 so not all are shown. More will be added. Visit www.festivalartandbooks.com to see the current stock for sale as well as stock form other artists we represent. Festival Journal and Sponsors Our hope is to re-start the journal latter this year to begin profiling new Tolkien related works; academic activity, new books, original art and news in collecting. It was very costly to produce the journal and we had to discontinue when we received few subscriptions (thanks to those who did). The next journal and festival will depend on advertising sponsorships, donations and investors, While the first event was not financially successful, we have high hopes the next one will especially with the new Hobbit film imminent by then. If you have money to invest and are looking for an interesting opportunity, please contact us. Essentially we’ll be offering shares in Festival in the Shire Ltd. If you have any questions or would like to be removed from our mailing list, please email faith@festivalintheshire.com Best wishes, Mark Faith Managing Director

Posted on: 2011/1/12 11:00


Re: Misprint?
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Gawain wrote:
Laurel, I certainly take Trotter's advice that the misprint is not value-adding in terms of re-sale value but (as one of the people who also bid on this - the seller did list the faults) I have to say I rather like the idea of having the odd misprinted volume as a bit of a curiousity. I have seen this kind of mis-printing now and again though not in Tolkien particularly.


I am struggling with why you like misprinted items for books. Perfect copies are preferred

Posted on: 2011/1/8 10:06


Re: Recent Tolkien events
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garm wrote:

As for 2012; the Tolkien Society is holding a special event of its own that year; 'The Ring Goes Ever On.' I shouldn't think many folk could afford two big events; but we'll see. Let's get 2011 out of the way first!

Happy New Year!



I agree, I don't think many Tolkien fans would be able to afford to attend both events in 2012 and garm did not mention location, it has to be more central, somewhere like Birmingham (which would allow you to use Festival in the Shire as the title without complaints), not Wales.

Happy New Year as well!

What do people think about Mark's claims on rare Tolkien items.

Rare Tolkien books remain one of the safest and consistent investments. While values rise sporadically, rarely if ever have they fallen. With the new film coming out, prices are bound to rise. Consider expanding your collection of art and books.


Do you agree?

Posted on: 2011/1/8 9:18

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Re: Misprint?
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Misprints in books add no value, in fact they seriously reduce the use and value of the book.

I would complain to the seller as they should have told you about this.

Posted on: 2011/1/8 4:29


Re: TolkienBooks.net is back online
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Deagol has updated the site www.tolkienbooks.net

****NEW**** TolkienBooks.net has a new look. Virtually all of the site has been updated with just a couple of Bibiography sections left to do and a few of the articles. ****NEW**** Printing and Binding Early Editions of The Hobbit has been added to the Articles Section. It is based on material that was lost when the site was hacked, but this has been significantly expanded to include new information.

Posted on: 2011/1/7 23:42



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