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Re: eBay listings submitted on Oct 24
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garm wrote:
I'm lost; what's the Tolkien connection with the watch?


It is the one he used when on secret missions to Germany during WW2. It was this watch that allowed him to single-handedly win the war, whilst still being back in time to catch up on marking his students' papers.

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Re: Tolkien Signed Book
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Re: Tolkien Signed Book
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Jlong wrote:
This one looks bad... really bad. I wouldn't pay five dollars for this copy.

eBay Item #131634312594

http://radziwill.us/tojrrttwoto1.html



And verified by Dr. Radwell, a member of the "American Institute of Forensic Examiners"..... Which doesn't *seem* to exist. Maybe he means the ACFEI, but you would think he would know what it was called, if he were a member.

I hate autograph sellers with a passion. They sell products that usually have no provenance, that we are supposed to accept as being legitimate, because they are "experts in this kind of thing".

Posted on: 2015/10/21 12:44


Re: 1987 Unwin Hyman LOTR Boxed Set
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Thanks for posting up the clearer picture. I think that shows it is indeed conclusively blue. The fact that the text on the back of ROTK remains green rules out it being an issue with the photography, I think.

Another mystery!

As an aside, the difference in DJ colour between the TT and the other two books shows a distinct lack of effort on behalf of the printers. The 14/14/16 impressions match perfectly. Something obviously went wrong when they switched to the little man in a circle on the spine.

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Re: 1987 Unwin Hyman LOTR Boxed Set
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wellinghall wrote:
It could be the photo (or fading??), as the dust jackets look very washed out.

- wellinghall


That was my first thought, but there are three photos showing the box, and the green lettering on the ROTK spine still looks green, albeit the spines themselves, especially the TT are faded (it could just be the pictures exaggerating the colour difference excessively). I'm really tending to think the box is/was indeed blue.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/000900.htm

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