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Signed items [Cursor Mundi]
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Posted on: 2011/9/13 22:39

Edited by Khamul on 2011/9/14 14:15:54


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There's an entry in the Auction Archive (REF: 004). The image below is of the unsighted second from front, I guess. However, the original auction didn't have three pamphlets. I'll capture auction data once it's finished.

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Posted on: 2011/9/14 14:10
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Re: Signed items [Cursor Mundi]
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I emailed the seller, as the provenance claim (about where the copy originated) is clearly in error; or at least makes no mention of its recent sale. We'll see what the reply is.

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We're glad to see that the seller has acknowledged David Miller's opinion that the 'J.R.R. Tolkien' signatures are of questionable authenticity. This is our opinion also.

Wayne & Christina

Important Addendum to Listing - Serious Question Raised On Authenticity of Apparent Tolkien Signature: We received an email from a member of the online Tolkien discussion group tolkienguide.com, who put us in touch with David Miller. While he is not a handwriting expert, Mr. Miller is an expert in Tolkien items and runs a bookstore specializing in Tolkien, The Tolkien Bookshelf out of Newton, Kansas ( www.TolkienBookshelf.com ). He has dealt with a number of Tolkien signatures, real and otherwise. It is his opinion that these signatures are fakes/forgeries. In comparing the signatures on these books with known genuine exemplars, Mr. Miller said, "the big tip-off is the crossed lower loop of the 'J'."


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Posted on: 2011/9/18 18:51

Edited by Trotter on 2011/9/18 21:11:08
Edited by Khamul on 2011/9/19 4:28:38


Re: Signed items [Cursor Mundi]
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Thanks, Wayne & Christina, for adding you expert opinion here. The seller has visited the forum, so will hopefully see this.

BH

Posted on: 2011/9/19 4:31
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