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Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now
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To make it even more laughable, his auction for the 'Boris Yeltsin' bookplates says that Yeltsin passed away on "July 23, 2007."

To make it even more shameful, though, the item actually has a bid.

Posted on: 2007/4/24 11:47


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now
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Sadly, it now appears that two of the fake bookplates have sold on EBay and the item has not been de-listed.

Posted on: 2007/4/24 9:33


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now
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I was indeed troubled by the nature of the bookplate. It does look incredibly easy to reproduce in facsimile. One must wonder how many other fakes are out there already. Collecting autographs is always risky. I am partial to the limited and numbered deluxe editions that have been released in the past. These would seem much more difficult to fake, since these books are specifically made to be released as signed/deluxe copies, thus none exist which are unsigned.

I have sent reports to EBay for both the book and the bookplates that were listed. I wonder how EBay determines whether the signatures are forged. Do they just base their decision on receiving a multitude of complaints, or do they have to prove it further in order to suspend this guy's account? The signed book was very obvious, but unless you were a Tolkien collector, the plates might be more difficult to disprove. I have certainly never seen anything like them and would be skeptical based simply on their random nature as well as the timing.

Posted on: 2007/4/24 7:11


Re: Forged signed CoH showing up on eBay now
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Trotter wrote:

"How long before the first COH signed by J.R.R. Tolkien appears?"

I'm waiting to bid on a signed copy until I see one signed "Turin Turambar." I heard he was at a signing event in Oxford this weekend with his wife.....or was it his sister? I'm not sure.

Posted on: 2007/4/23 5:48


Re: Signed Deluxe Children of Hurin
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Regarding my last post.... I am not sure that it belongs under this topic, as it has nothing to do with a signed edition. Without starting a new thread, I thought this was the best place for it. Maybe with the release of the new book coming up soon, it is time to start a dedicated thread to the Children of Hurin. It is not often that a new Tolkien book of this magnitude is released!

Posted on: 2007/3/5 11:59



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