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Re: Chaucer as a Philologist
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At least the signature isn't blue.

Posted on: 2009/12/1 19:17


Re: What a bargain
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Items like this always make me laugh. Do sellers like this think someone is actually naive enough to buy one?

Posted on: 2009/12/1 19:15


Re: Another Tolkien eBay Letter
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Well, here is what the seller sent me:
"I purchased these items from and [sic] English dealer. I would suggest that you go to ABE Books and search under Tolkien signed for samples of Tolkien's signature. There are presently two letters listed from the same time period on his distinctive small pieces of paper for $3,500.00."

Posted on: 2009/11/21 17:55


Re: Another Tolkien eBay Letter
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It seems sad to me that such items keep cropping up; an unknowing buyer will inevitably purchase them.

Tolkien did, in fact, write a lot of letters to fans and friends, but to me these items seem so unlike Tolkien, and to be frankly honest, quite pathetic. Of all the images of Tolkien letters I've managed to gather, blue ink is certainly less common in his letter writing. In addition, most of his letters written using blue ink are entirely handwritten. Also, the type of blue ink or perhaps it is the signature itself seems rather heavy-handed.

The paperback book seems even more dubious to me as Tolkien signed very few paperback copies.

I inquired about the provenance of these items; I'll post the response if the seller responds.

Posted on: 2009/11/21 13:44


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There is also a signed Tolkien paperback by the same seller: http://cgi.ebay.com/The-Hobbit-Signed ... tible?hash=item2ea94b50b8

Posted on: 2009/11/21 11:36



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