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Re: Collector Profiles Wanted
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Hi Beren -

Are you looking for collectors of "anything and everything" (as the expression goes)? If so, I would be happy to complete your survey and send along pictures, website link, etc re my calendars.

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Posted on: 2006/9/16 10:09


Tolkien Calendar Website Update for September
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Hi All -

Have not catalogued any "new" calendars although the 2007 HarperPrism is out. So will add that one eventually. I did post a new Calendar of the Month for September. Hope everyone's summer was great.

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Posted on: 2006/9/3 19:13


Re: update (sort of)
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Hi Jeremy -

It would seem you have done things the opposite of me. I got back into Tolkien (specifically collecting the calendars although I never stopped re-reading the books) when my youngest went to college. Without the homework tutoring, cross-country meets, and band concerts, I found myself with a lot more time. Best of luck and congratulations to your wife and you on the adoption. Just don't think that your life will ever be the same. It will be better and busier. Share your passions with your child and create your own "Mini Me".

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Phil (Parmastahir)

Posted on: 2006/9/3 19:06


Re: UK Tolkien Diaries
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Hi Trotter -

From the movie "Field of Dreams": If you build it, they will come. It doesn't matter whether anyone here thinks that a diary website would be useful or not. (Even though I think it would be of interest to me. But more on that following.) If you have fun with it, learn anything from it, meet any people with common interests, then you have three good reasons to build it. I built my Compleat Gyde to Tolkien Calendars website for those reasons, and I have not ever regretted it. Although many fellow collectors have asked that I add the diaries to my calendar website. I have not been very much interested in them - no insult to your interest intended as I do have several of them. But I have not actively pursued them as I have the calendars. You might consider expanding your "world" a bit and collect the diaries from "all over". I know of US and Italian issues (and, I think, a Polish one??) I say go for it. Good luck and have fun!

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Posted on: 2006/9/3 18:56


Re: PENCIL&INK DRAWING OF CASTLE SIGNED J R R TOLKIEN
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The auction doesn't state that the artwork is by JRRT. But it is certainly not his in any case. Looks a lot like Rodney Matthews' work. Therefore, one would have to ask "Why would JRRT sign something that is not his work?"

Going to the signature, the JRR part of it is all wrong. He almost invariably did not pick up his pen when writing the JRR. On this item, all three letters are separate. Even more, the downstroke of the R does not finish horizontally.

Lastly, one can just make out the K in Tolkien. JRRT finished the first part of Tolkien with a long upstroke on the K that finished well over the i or e. He would then finish the K with a separate down stroke (which may or may not have continued on into the i - but you can't see the i. So that's moot.) The K on this item is two separate strokes: one for the stem, the other for the < part. It's all wrong.

The seller even states "This needs a lot more research". So I think that the seller is has no clue as to the authenticity of this item. I won't attribute to dishonesty that which is easily explained by ignorance. Still, that does not excuse asking 'a bunch' for an item whose only value is that little scribble in the lower right corner!

CAVEAT EMPTOR!

Posted on: 2006/9/1 18:11



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