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John Closson Buttons

"John Closson, a NY fan, had designed the major Tolkien buttons which were very popular at the time; "Frodo Lives" in the Tengwar alphabet and Gandalf's firelighting spell in Sindarin in the Tengwar alphabet around the rim with "go, go, gandalf" in Cereth or runes in the center. Button On MacDougal had paid him $25 for each design and no royalties." (Ed Meskys, The View From Entropy Hall #12)

Ned Brooks copy of John Closson design, circa 1967, "Frodo Lives" in tengwar

Nancy Lebovitz design made for Ned Brooks, "Frodo Lives" in tengwar

"Go Go/Gandalf" in the center in Angerthas runes and Gandalf's fire-lighting spell in Elvish around the edge - Ned Brooks copy of John Closson design

"Go Go/Gandalf" in the center in Angerthas runes and Gandalf's fire-lighting spell in Elvish around the edge - John Closson original

"Go Go/Gandalf" in the center in Angerthas runes and Gandalf's fire-lighting spell in Elvish around the edge - Ned Brooks prototype pin, never produced

Last modified: 06/12/07 by Urulöké