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The Devils Coach Horses
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Hello all
My first posting so here goes.

One of the stars in my collection is a 1925 copy of The Devils Coach Horses. It is a great read although I have to store safely as so delicate. I have tried to do some research into it as a friend told me it was partially this writing that inspired Tolkien to create the Balrog.

Does anyone know anything more about this or can point me in the right direction. Thanks

Posted on: 2009/11/16 10:21


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Hello collector .Welcome to the forum.
I am sorry but you have missed the point here. We know Tolkien went on holiday to Milford and doctor was Higgins at one stage in life but why would he write letters, not post them and then leave in the loft so his cleaner/ friends could gather just before house was demolished, along with signed books? Or was the signed Hobbit recently sold by said seller a 'sleeper' book- i just cant remeber his story changed that much!
How are you so sure they are original ? You sound very informative ? Have you done deep study on it?

Posted on: 2009/11/16 10:06


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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This item sold for over £500 to someone with more money than sense. I will give it three weeks before we see another 'exciting' item from this seller.

Posted on: 2009/11/5 8:19


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Hello all
I am a keen Tolkien fan and have read with interest previously topics. This is my first posting on a subject which i feel very strongly about. A little while ago i was offered this letter along with another in a private sale. You may also recall a previous posting in which a signed Hobbit was for sale by the same seller.

In a nutshell the providence given didnt make sense- ie an old couple (would not name) who cleaned for Tolkien and Wiseman found the hobbit book and letters and other items in the loft !!?!?! at Cobblestones before it was demolished. When i really started to ask why the friends/cleaners would have letters addressed to different people in their possession the story quickly stopped.

This contradicted an earlier explanation that the Hobbit was brought in an auction and found in amongst a load of other books!!
Incidentally the other letter alledgedly to Hooper !! (not yet on ebay ) was in the same looking blue ink !! and aspects of it just didnt make sense gramatically, an error I am sure Tolkien would not have made. omething

This seller is very lucky to have so many signed items !!!!

Enough said - but rest assured I will not be bidding on these items.

Posted on: 2009/10/30 4:51



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