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Yay or Nay?
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Posted on: 2009/7/21 0:40


Re: Yay or Nay?
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It has some elements that look quite 'Tolkienish' - e.g. the signature line under Tolkien - but that's all. The t, k and n in Tolkien are very different from his handwriting
I am quite sure it is a fake.
A shame to ruin a rare book with a fake signature...

Posted on: 2009/7/21 3:46
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Selling this item, you need to state "Who is Nate" and when did he get Tolkien to sign this for him? Seller has not provided this info

Posted on: 2009/7/21 12:37


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Here is what he sent me:

Dear tolkien_hunter,

Hello and thank you for your interest in our auction. We are selling this book on behalf of the daughter of the recipient of the dedication/signature. He was a student at Oxford in the late 50's. I hope this helps.


- jtwros_bks

I replied to him that this was not enough info. Someone will spend thousands of dollars on this tough. I wish people would just not buy signed work without good provenance so the markey for fakes would go away.

Posted on: 2009/7/21 23:36


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On top of which it is wrongly described as a first edition ...

Posted on: 2009/7/23 18:14
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