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Re: Christopher Tolkien signature
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Here is a sample of his signature from 2004. Hope this helps.

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Posted on: 2008/12/21 12:26
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Re: Signature/Autograph Database?
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Personally, I wouldn't pay anything to view such a database, and when it comes down to it, regardless of what security measures you take to prevent people from reproducing or trying to fake the signatures you upload to this website, there are dozens, maybe even hundreds of other sites and pages that contain Tolkien letters and signatures. In addition, many of the auction houses now have archives of many of the Tolkien letters that have sold (or not sold) with pictures and all you have to do (at the most) is sign-up for a free account to view the images. Then you have eBay and random personal pages and the list goes on and on. I think, if anything, this site has done an outstanding job in spotting the fakes and seeking to counter and eliminate them. I think we should continue to be in dialogue about Tolkien signatures and their authenticity, and if that means uploading pictures occasionally, I'm all for it. I can see Beren's point, but I just disagree that a forum like this is going to contribute more to the counterfeiting; in my opinion, the counterfeiting is going to go on whether this site exists or not.

Posted on: 2008/12/18 18:40
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HoMe Uncorrected Proof
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Are uncorrected proofs from the HoMe scarce or very valuable? I'm just asking because I found a copy of The Lost Road (American edition) that is an uncorrected proof.

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Posted on: 2008/12/9 19:54
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Unusual Hobbit Edition?
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Has anyone ever seen this copy of the Hobbit before? It has no date in the book, but does state "Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston / The Riverside Press / Cambridge." Obviously, it is an American edition. It is also an ex-library copy. Can anyone tell me anything else about it?

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Posted on: 2008/12/9 19:46
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Re: American Two Towers First Edition, Later Printing
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Hey, thanks a lot! I'll be purchasing a set of all the back issues of The Tolkien Collector whenever they become available. I also own a copy of The Return of the King with similar markings--no dates and only "Printed in Great Britain" on the verso of the title page. I'd like to figure out the impression of this one as well if anyone has that info available.

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Posted on: 2008/11/30 13:50
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