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This made me laugh
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Another quality Ebay item, with a very unusual signature but I suppose it is what you should expect from someone who dies 16 years before they signed the book.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THE-HOBBIT-J-R- ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The usual request please report to Ebay, they only seem to do anything about these if a few people complain.

EDIT: I looked at it again and it could be signed by John Tolkien I suppose in which case it may be genuine, are examples of his signature anywhere on the Internet to compare with, I only have examples of Christopher and Michael's signature.

Posted on: 2007/11/28 15:23


Re: This made me laugh
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Yet another one, As far as I can see this is a fake.
Does anyone think it is real?
If you agree with me then please report to eBay


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SIGNED-1969-Tol ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Posted on: 2007/12/21 12:49


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Ever seen a signature by Tolkien of this size? J is completely wrong as is the flowing T. It is exactly the opposite of the direction how Tolkien pulled his strokes... showing this was a different person who signed the book. Also there are too many stops in the signatures on unnatural places, where Tolkien normally does not stop. The n is done very neatly, but the stroke under the signature is completely wrong. By the way the signature on the back of the book, which the forgers tries to copy dates back from an early letter by Tolkien and the autograph of Tolkien in 1969 was completely different. Since 1966 he used his famous flourishing authograph and not this older signature. By the way there does exist a book from Chandler with a true autograph, that part is absolutely correct. But this is a fake, no doubt about it.

Posted on: 2007/12/21 13:19






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