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Re: Lucky finds
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I agree with you both. Bearing all this in mind, why on earth would you part with this kind of money, and hand it to someone who is still claiming that rubbish about Lin Carter, when Beren (& Deagol) himself thought this was a false claim back in 2008 (--without even having seen the postcard)? It needs to be far, far more professional than this.

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I agree on most of the posts here! Thanks guys... I'm happy with criticism on the manner of selling, on all other items as well (I don't care about the garden decoration or woodridings sign - wished he did not sell those - I can't find any evidence for them being Tolkien's), but in my research I know this is the fireplace that Tolkien did commission and was made like this (this design) on his request. Any Adam Style fireplace in this condition and material is worth on the current market around 35 to 40K. Sticking the name Tolkien on it may indeed add some value... for example some books I own are worth around 3K, but since they are from Tolkien's personal library they sell easily at double their value.

If you want I have located many other pieces from the house (like chairs, tables, closets,... ) - and these can probably be bought as well at the right price. But they are in hands from people who knew Tolkien and lived close to him. Talking with them I know much that was and was not... it is fun to research stuff like this. Many speculations and many stories (some sound logic others take on fairy status). I don't want to discuss stuff like this, if I ever get round to finishing on studying the topic of the house I will tell all about it, but for now it is just a fun project.

Posted on: 2012/12/16 15:44


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Beren, no - I do not want to buy tables, chairs etc which you say come from 'Tolkien's house'. At the risk of sounding like a broken record - Tolkien moved from Poole in March 1972. In your sales pitch on Tolkien Library you say

"In September 2007 the current owner sold of some of the Tolkien points from Woodridings. The sale had been announced in the newspaper and some were lucky to see the house from the inside and buy some of Tolkien's furniture."

Tolkien's furniture was not in the house in 2007. He'd moved 35 years previously!

Posted on: 2012/12/16 16:41


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aha! and that is what I mean... I am not interested in the furniture either that was in the house after Tolkien left either! Since that is not interesting to study at all indeed. Anyways, enough about that. If you wish just talk about the fireplace or the hobbit movie // rest is of no use indeed.

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No, I don't want to talk about the movie... (Honestly, you're being so evasive - this is like trying to knit fog). Let's do it this way. You wrote:

"If you want I have located many other pieces from the house (like chairs, tables, closets,... ) - and these can probably be bought as well at the right price."

Could you tell us more about these items? Please?

Posted on: 2012/12/16 16:59



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