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Re: Australia's "Biggest Hobbit Fan" celebrates his growing Tolkien collection
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Please don't rediscard all the Australian collectors, there aren't many of us, but still some that consider themsleves serious collectors

I dont know Peter Kenny, I'm sure that he is very proud of his collection. I watched the Collectors program a few weeks ago, and I was a little disappointed that the show concentrated on his movie related items not his books. The two editions of The Hobbit were nice though and I also wondered if the dustjackets were origianl.

I dont collect movie related items and the core of my collection is based on the books listed on Deagol's website. My collection is quite modest having aquired about two thirds of the books on Deagol's site, modest but still proud of what I have collected.

I wanted to collect so I could refer to the original sources and not being reliant on extracts or mis quotations in biographies and articles. I still don't think that this makes my collection more elite than someone collecting movie related items, just different. I must admit some of the statements in Peter Kenny's interview are pretty over the top, especially when you consider some of the collections held by some of the members of this website alone.

So, I am hoping that all Australian collectors aren't being tarred by the same brush, we are around. sometimes not all that vocal and actibe on the web, I haven't post much in the last few years, I have been kept up to date daily on this website, unfortnuately due to some eye surgury over the last year or so, I am a bit restricted (I hope this posting is readable without too many mistakes) but I'm still collecting slowly and hopefully in the future I might be able to get back to being more active on this site.

Dior

Posted on: 2011/6/24 17:48


Re: Michael Tolkien Books
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Congratulations Khumul,

I also bidded on this item. I am glad you were the one to outbid me. Although the pictures you have posted are making me wish I had gone after the book with a higher bid, but I was torn between this book and anotheritem at the same time.

I have a second printing of Tom Bombadil signed by Michael Tolkien and a small inscription, but it doesn't look anything like the examples that you have shown.

Does anyone have examples of Christopher's handwritting to compare?

Dior

Posted on: 2011/1/15 22:00


Re: Best wishes!
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Merry Christmas everyone!!

Dior

Posted on: 2010/12/24 13:28


Re: Great Post by Wayne & Christina
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Congratulations Wayne and Christina!!

Thanks for all your hard work over the years and good luck with your future projects

Dior

Posted on: 2010/12/13 14:18


Re: Cancelled - Wheelbarrows at Dawn: Memories of Hilary Tolkien
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Thanks Wayne and Christina for the post. I is interesting to hear both sides of the story. It is disappointing that the book remains unpublished as the subject itself provides another piece to the whole picture of Tolkien's life.

Hope that there can be a resolution in the future, it is a shame for so much hard work not to come to fruition.

Dior

Posted on: 2010/11/16 23:56



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