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Re: Interview with Ted Nasmith
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Imho Roger Garland better

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Re: Children's & Illustrated Books Auction 20th July 2017
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The letter looks great but the challenge I always have is displaying them . If two sided you have had it !
The one siders and cards look great but these 2 siders or more cant really be enjoyed IMHO
Unless anyone has found a way ?

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Re: Sharing pictures
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I am in Santorini in 3 weeks - will go take a look
It has probably come off one of the multi million £ yachts ! lol

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Re: RotK Deluxe Specimen
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Hi
This is actually quite spooky and is part of my biggest regret.

Some years ago when I was young and not knowledgeable (not that has changed much) I was talking to a colleague at work about liking Tolkien and it turned out he had a elderly relative who had connections with George Allen and some Tolkien books . I cant recall what as didn't pay any attention at the time. Anyhow to cut a long story short he agreed to sell me some.

I even took a day off work at the time to travel to see him with
a pocket of hard earned cash. When I arrived he showed me through to his study which was crammed with books inc numerous Tolkien books.
At the time I was collecting the HOME series and he duly sold me 10,11 & 12 and a readers union set. I was buzzing.

However here is the irony -he also showed me some signed books by Tolkien and some by Christopher and started talking about sample /proof books and a full set /samples of the deluxe edition which he stressed were rare. I also recall seeing maybe 2-3 boxes that he claimed were made and not used and some of Pauline's artwork.
Of course at the time I thought they looked a bit scruffy and who would want sample books with writing all over them - gulp!!!!

It wasn't till about 2-3 years I thought OMG what have I missed. The colleague had left but I still knew the address. I went back and knocked on the door only to be greeted by a totally different person who advised they had lived there for just over 2 years. The previous owner had died and house cleared by son who lived in Australia!

It was a long journey home I can tell you but an important lesson. If you see something rare go for it as you may not get another chance

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