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Re: signed smith of wootton major
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Regarding the postcard from behind the fireplace - it wasn't from Tolkien; it was apparently addressed to his wife, (though whether even that is true seemed far from clear, as far as I can recall.)

I hadn't heard that it had actually sold. I wonder how much it went for?

Posted on: 2010/1/21 11:17


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Thanks, Wellinghall. Oddly, I can find nothing about Bayntuns on the net. It's good to know they're still going.

Posted on: 2010/1/17 11:11


Re: Tolkien Signatures on eBay???
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Those pictures look distorted. Here's a better one -

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookD ... rtby%3D2%26x%3D31%26y%3D8

(sorry - didn't realize the address was so long. It might be betterto go to abe and search for Tolkien and Bayntun)

The signature looks ok to me - if it were not, it certainly isn't one of the latest batch of bad forgeries. I've seen this set beforeI think; years ago. Come to think of it, I'm not sure if Bayntuns are still going. They are(or were) a firm of high repute. Their work is first class.

Posted on: 2010/1/17 3:07


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Here's a link to the relevant bibliography page -

http://www.tolkienbooks.net/html/ru_edition.htm

Posted on: 2010/1/12 14:53


Re: This is getting silly!!!!!!
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Here's a link - http://cgi.ebay.com/Tolkien-Signed-Lo ... tible?hash=item2eaa65b49c

Apart from the obviously fake signature, it seems this might be a rarity - one of fifty copies of the standard 1961 edition of FotR in a readers Union wrapper. (see the Tolkien Illustrated Bibliography)

Posted on: 2010/1/12 14:49



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