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GTC Roadshow - Tolkien Exhibition

| Filed under: Collecting NewsUrulöké | December 3, 2008 @ 11:27 am (Views: 2482)

GTC logo

FOR IMMEDIATE ANNOUNCEMENT

GTC AG, a Swiss based company, announces the acquisition of the second most expensive Tolkien book ever sold; a signed Hobbit bought from Peter Harrington’s for £53,000 setting a new benchmark for a signed book.

Signed first edition HobbitThe book was inscribed by Tolkien while staying with Jack Bennett, a friend and former colleague from Oxford. J.A.W. "Jack" Bennett (1911-81) succeeded C.S. Lewis as Professor of Medieval & Renaissance English at Cambridge.

Mark Faith, who acquired the book on behalf of the GTC AG said: “this signed Hobbit will be one of our showpieces for the largest private Tolkien collection to be exhibited around the world beginning in 2011 by the GTC Roadshow, which coincides with the release of the new Hobbit film.”

This eagerly awaited family exhibition is believed to be the largest assembly of Tolkien books, original paintings, memorabilia and other popular collectibles. It will transport visitors into the world of Middle-earth. In between life size trolls, dragons and scenery from the movies the GTC Roadshow brings together all the items that have come in existence since the very beginning of Tolkien fandom in one spectacular exhibition. Plans for the exhibition are a 3.000 square meters multi-media experience for the whole family.

At the core of the exhibition are all editions of Tolkien's books and around it an amazing range of Tolkien memorabilia and collectibles of all periods and countries. The newly acquired Hobbit will be one of the highlights of the show.

Tolkien dedication on first edition HobbitThe GTC Roadshow seeks investors and sponsors for what will be the most exciting and innovative Tolkien experience ever presented. For more information contact:

GTC ROADSHOW - UK
Mr Mark Faith
Bwlchcoediog Isaf
Cwm Cewydd
Machynlleth, Powys
SY20 9EE
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 1650 5313 29
E-mail: mark.faith@gtcr.li

4 Comments

  1. Comment by Jason Fisher:

    The book was inscribed by Tolkien while staying with Jack Bennett, a friend and former colleague from Oxford. J.A.W. “Jack” Bennett (1911-81) succeeded C.S. Lewis as Professor of Medieval & Renaissance English at Cambridge.

    As a side note, Bennett was also one of the Inklings, which (to me) increases the value of this copy even more.

  2. Comment by Deagol:

    53,000 Pounds??? The world has indeed gone mad!!!

  3. Comment by Rowns:

    I did find it a bit humorous (and of course I am quite jealous of this collection!) If the tour comes to this corner of the world, I really look forward to seeing everything. Not quite up to sponsoring it, though.

  4. Comment by garm:

    >>In between life size trolls, dragons and scenery from the movies the >>GTC Roadshow brings together _all the items that have come in >>existence since the very beginning of Tolkien fandom_ ...

    >>Plans for the exhibition are a 3.000 square meters multi-media >>experience for the whole family.

    >>At the core of the exhibition are all editions of Tolkien’s books

    - _All_ of the items? _All_ editions of the books? Sounds like 3,000 sq. metres might not be enough. Certainly not with all those 'life-sized' dragons and trolls.

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