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Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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Then there's this, for those with a strong stomach -

http://cgi.ebay.com/WHIMSICAL-UNIQUE- ... ain_0?hash=item23051ca6fa

See what I mean? I stick by what I said; Americans - some Americans at least - have not the slightest idea of what is meant by the word 'hobbit'.

Posted on: 2010/3/27 3:57


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I think that what Americans know about the 'Hobbit,' is that if you attach it to anything, you will get hits and you will attract attention to your auctions. Do I think that it is totally lame? Do I think that it is ridiculous, sacrilege, and nearly fraudulent? Of course I do. I love Tolkien's writings, and they have very special meaning to me. Unfortunately, however, Middle Earth is known to many, many people simply as a marketing machine ala Harry Potter.

Anyway, Garm, you win. Your point has been made. There are indeed a lot of Americans who have a pretty perverted concept of who Tolkien was and what his writing was about.

Posted on: 2010/3/27 12:16


Re: Antiques Roadshow from Hopetown in Scotland
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:D

A quick search of eBay.co.uk turned up

Hobbit Lantern Pumpkins

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PUMPKINS-F1-HOB ... p_W0QQitemZ360113750529QQ


Blowfish Hobbit button ankle boots

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Womens-black-Bl ... 7_W0QQitemZ120546948120QQ

A "hobbit / fairy" door that I can't see a Hobbit using...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fairy-pixie-ill ... e_W0QQitemZ230435426396QQ

A "Hobbit" Money tree?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Money-Tree-Cras ... t_W0QQitemZ230452728101QQ


And this was just a quick scan. The botany angle was interesting, at least... (what did I just do with the last half hour? I want it back!)

Posted on: 2010/3/27 16:23
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And going back to the original post...

Trotter, it looks like that tree could well have influenced Barbara Remington, though!

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Posted on: 2010/3/27 16:27
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