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Hi everyone,

as has been mentioned in a few other threads, it got quiet in here (and elsewhere) over the summer. It does seem to be picking up again (though of course I am assuming a lot of regulars are at Oxonmoot right now, so it may still be a quiet weekend.)

I wanted to post my "find of the summer" as far as Tolkien collecting goes, and hopefully get some stories out of you as well. Did you strike gold in a used bookstore somewhere? Finally get a hit from an AbeBooks want? See something on eBay for the first time in years?

Here's mine...

Through some creative google searching and a random stab in the dark, I managed to track down a Tolkien fan active in the late 1960's who wanted to get rid of a stack of fanzines. Just recently the box arrived, and I have had a great time digging through it - a complete run of "Middle Earthworm", some Amon Hens to fill some holes in my collection, the Tolkien Alliance version of "News From Bree", and a bunch of others - look for Guide updates over the next few months as I read and review most of the issues.

Posted on: 2008/9/25 14:54
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Oh, well done, Jeremy!

We have indeed been at Oxonmoot, where we acquired the Proceedings of the 2005 Conference at Aston University, and a few other bits and pieces.

wellinghall

Posted on: 2008/9/28 8:26


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And I can say roughly the same as Wellinghall. ;)

Posted on: 2008/9/30 15:18
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Between April and end of September, didn't find any calendar that I did not already have but not through lack of effort. It's the price one pays (and I'm certain that others have said this) for earlier success. But did just break the drought by cataloging (and adding to my collection) a previously undiscovered issue. When one gets to this point in their collection, whom you know becomes as important as what you know. The person knows to whom I refer and of my gratitude for their assistance to collect it.

Away from The Green Hill Country,

Parmastahir

Posted on: 2008/10/1 17:30
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Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise can not see all ends.






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