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Re: Looking for info on map/poster
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I've got my set out, and given them the once-over. Here's what I found:

Treebeard: 53cm X 72.5cm. Signed 'Simon Garbutt '70'

Gollum 58.5cm X 66cm neither signed nor dated, but has 'No.1 of 'The Hobbit' series' and also 'Distributed in the UK by Instore Marketing Services, 217-218 Tottenham Court Road, London W1'.

'Bilbo' 56.5 X 66cm. Neither signed nor dated; has 'No.2 (or possibly 3) in the series'

Shadowfax: 57X72cm. 'No.4 in the series'. There is a full signature, which I can't make out. It's the same artist as the one who did Gandalf. See below. Dated "'70"

Gandalf:56.5 X 72cm. signed "d. de S. Pernes, '69'

Posted on: 2010/4/28 10:15
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Re: Tolkien Signed Book on Bloomsbury Auctions
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The signature looks wrong. The book is wrong - why on earth would JRR sign someone elses' work?

My advice - get onto Bloomsbury ASAP.

Posted on: 2010/4/27 10:44
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Re: Looking for info on map/poster
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Sorry; I don't have a digital camera. And wouldn't know how to upload piccys even if I did.

*embarassed*

Posted on: 2010/4/26 16:00
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Re: Looking for info on map/poster
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Just dug out my copy of Martsch's Tolkienalia, according to which

"I saw the first mention of it in 1975 ballantine paperback editions, for $1.49" (Gary Hunnewell).

I have a copy of the 'Come to Middle earth' poster; according to Martsch, this was produced in the late '60s.

I've also just noticed a mention (p.23) of four posters produced by The Middle Earthworm, England, 1970/71. Ooh! I have those; plus another, entitled 'Treebeard'. Never knew the firm was called that.

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Re: The Horn Book Magazine (excerpt from The Hobbit)
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"There is also a small mention/reference to the Hobbit in the 1938 July-August Issue on Page 232."

Thanks, Remy - I'd missed that reference. 'Real literature' as Prof. Pedersen said.


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