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Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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Onónion wrote:
Interesting to hear you're making a facsimile, Stu, I'm eager to see the result!


I actually did all the work a while back and got stymied in terms of A3 paper that was off-white, so I put it on the backburner. I'm just going to go ahead and accept that the paper will be a bit bright and get it printed. The A3 card I have for the cover looks like a good match, based on the video.

I can see that "*Feower: twa" on SYX MYNET needs to be a fraction bolder than I currently have it. My original scan of that page was a bit rough, so the bolding wasn't that obvious. Will sort that and get the damn thing printed.

Pictures from an early prototype.

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Re: Antiques roadshow
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garm wrote:
The collector isn't a member of this group; he's a private bloke who doesn't have any internet presence at all, AFAIK.

Basically, if he doesn't want to be named, I'm not going to.



Agreed. I'm very appreciative of his choice to share. Whilst I have scans and photos of all of the pages of Songs in varying quality, some from multiple sources, the one thing that is hard to find is any actual pictures of it where you can see the construction detail a little better. So really glad to see this.

Posted on: 3/27 13:05:52


Re: UK Antiques Roadshow 26th March 2017
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Looks like quite a heavy weight of paper, which is very useful to know for my facsimile.

Also good to see the level of roughness on the paper edges. Will need to do a similar rough job.

So annoying that I will have to use much whiter paper, but can't have everything, I guess.

Posted on: 3/26 16:25:52


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laurel wrote:
Wow
Just watching tonights episode 55 mins and a Songs copy turns up. Sorry for my ignorance but who was the collector? Looks familiar?

£10-£12k i think the'expert' said



Haven't seen as yet, but glad it was Songs. 10 - 12K sounds about right, based on the couple I have seen come up.

Reminds me that I still haven't printed my Facsimile "Songs" (adds 'acquiring suitable paper' back onto list of things I never seem to get around to)

Posted on: 3/26 13:01:34


Re: Hobbit facsimile
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Can confirm - the copy I purchased to make my "facsimile second impression", which was from the second print (although marked as first) has the end papers reversed.

I guess we have a new variant. And I will need to use one of my other copies to make the "facsimile second impression" (whenever I get around to it).

Probably too late to return it to BD, as well.

[Edit: DB from HarperCollins has let me know that they think it was a batch of the first print run that probably had the maps loaded up incorrectly when being bound]

Posted on: 3/26 2:18:49

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