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

Velmeran
15 minutes ago

onthetrail
34 minutes ago

Findegil
3 hours 17 minutes ago

Karl
3 hours 31 minutes ago

Earl
4 hours 15 minutes ago

Tolkieniano
5 hours 28 minutes ago

Khamûl
7 hours 14 minutes ago

Stu
11 hours 24 minutes ago
   All Posts (Trotter)


« 1 ... 197 198 199 (200) 201 202 203 ... 366 »


Re: 1973 Letter
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2029
Offline
Is the signature typed or hand-written?

Posted on: 2012/1/7 23:44


BBC Radio 4 "In our Time"
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2029
Offline
Melvyn Bragg investigates how the written word, a technology originally used for accountancy, gave rise to all of human literature. He charts the emergence of poetry and history writing in the ancient world, inspects an ancient Egyptian precursor to Hamlet, and discovers how Greek literary traditions reached this country in the Middle Ages.

Producer: Thomas Morris.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xw60

Open in new window

Posted on: 2012/1/7 0:29


You would not think otherwise
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2029
Offline
Tolkien was nominated by C.S.Lewis for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961, turned down, what a surprise, because he was 'rubbish' at prose in the Lord of the Rings, what nonsense

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/ ... ion_n_1188684.html?ref=uk

Posted on: 2012/1/6 13:37


Re: Fake items bought using PayPal
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2029
Offline
I agree with all your points, very,very anti-seller and open to serious misuse.

But I am thinking about buying an etching (from a dishonest seller, unlike most sellers who accept PayPal) and destroying it with my money back from PayPal

Posted on: 2012/1/5 12:20


Fake items bought using PayPal
Shirrif
Joined:
2006/6/5 22:04
From Essex, England
Group:
Shirefolk
Fellowship
Shirrif
Posts: 2029
Offline
Like just about every collectable, violins are subject to fakery and claims of fakery – something that a person claiming to be a seller on the site alleges has led to the destruction of what the poster claims was a $2,500 instrument in a PayPal dispute. According to a post on the blog Regretsy the violin was smashed in accordance with PayPal’s terms and conditions. “I sold an old French violin to a buyer in Canada, and the buyer disputed the label,” the poster alleges. Although label disputes in the violin trade aren’t uncommon, the post says, “PayPal made the buyer DESTROY the violin in order to get his money back. They somehow deemed the violin as “counterfeit” even though there is no such thing in the violin world.” And yes, that’s what the PayPal T&C document says: if there’s a dispute over whether an item is authentic, “PayPal may require” the buyer “to destroy the item and provide evidence of its destruction” – in this case leaving the seller not only out-of-pocket, but also without a violin she claims “made it through WWII”.


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/04/paypal_destroys_violin/

It is surprising reading this that eBay's policy on fake items is to ignore them, I'd love to have seen certain items (such as False-Copyright etchings) being destroyed.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ETCHING-TOL ... rints&hash=item256af61397


Posted on: 2012/1/5 6:54



 Top
« 1 ... 197 198 199 (200) 201 202 203 ... 366 »




© 2016 TolkienGuide.com and respective authors. Contact Us