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Re: Lucky finds
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No answer so far, either from Beren or Enotsekra. Oh, well... the latter's name has gone down the pan as far as I'm concerned; and I'm sorry to say that Beren's is getting close to going the same way.

Clearly there is nothing to connect this stuff with the Tolkiens - except the postcard, which was not written by Lin Carter. Bit of a waste of time really, but what annoys me most is the presumption that we ought to believe this rubbish just because we're told it, without any backing-up.

Posted on: 2012/12/22 8:06


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Sorry khamul!

Now here is a lucky find. It arrived today and looks better than I hoped. Slight crease on spine but pages tight and clean and it includes the 'friends' label.

I think for £125 is was a bargain and just goes to show they are still out there !

Think my Sil's done now bar red super deuxe edition.

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Posted on: 2012/12/22 9:30


Re: Lucky finds
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Congrats laurel, I was some minutes too late for this. But perhaps I have more luck with a Methuen Sil next time.

But heres another lucky find.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19077049931 ... _trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Though it's hard to find something these days.


Posted on: 2012/12/26 4:52
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Re: Lucky finds
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It appears that somebody has offered £50K for "Tolkien's fireplace", good luck on getting any provenance that it was in the house when the Tolkien's lived there.

I have no reason to think it was

He is still claiming that the postcard, valued at £795 (no indication on who valued it) is by Lin Carter, what an idiot.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news ... __50k_bid_on_eBay/?ref=nt

Posted on: 2013/1/5 5:55


Re: Lucky finds
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Wasn't it 'Bruce' who offered that amount, and was turned down? I can't find the ebay page at the moment.

The cynical among us might feel that the seller is just using the non-sale of the fireplace to get an item into his local paper. I agree, he's not likely to sell without provenance - which reminds me; is Beren around?
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Posted on: 2013/1/5 7:13



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