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Author Archive: Urulöké

Tolkien and Tove Jansson art film screenings at Concordia University

Urulöké @ Monday, March 9th, 2015 ()

Two biographical films are showing on the last day of The International Festival of Films on Art at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec that should be of interest. The screening is on Sunday, March 29th and starts at 1:30 PM with Escape from Moominvalley, covering children's author and artist Tove Jansson, who also illustrated Tolkien's [...]

Tolkien "Signature" currently on eBay

Urulöké @ Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 ()

I would recommend that anyone does some due diligence on this item if they are thinking of bidding on it.
eBay Item #281555591274
The seller states "Comes with a certificate of authenticity for peace of mind", I must say it does not give me any peace of mind. I can't read the signature, Tolkien's name is spelt [...]

Thornton's Tolkienalia 2014 (plus related Inklings material) catalog update available

Urulöké @ Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 ()

This just in from Thornton's Bookshop - use their contact info at the bottom if you are interested in anything!
[F0240-4] AUDEN, W.H.,. Good and evil in the Lord of the Rings...., Oxford, 1993, 16pp., including the stiff front cover, issuedoriginally as free insert for the 1992 catalogue Tolkien andFriends number 4, issued on the occasion [...]

Beyond Bree 2015 Calendar available now

Urulöké @ Saturday, November 15th, 2014 ()

"Beyond Bree" is a monthly fan newsletter produced by Nancy Martsch for well over 30 years (continuously!). Starting 30 years ago, there has also been an annual calendar produced by and for fans - this years' looks fantastic, and I will be ordering mine - if you are interested, only a few are made [...]

Interview with Wayne Hammond

Urulöké @ Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 ()

Fellow Tolkien collector, noted Tolkien scholar and co-editor (with wife Christina Scull) of the forthcoming The Art of The Lord of the Rings just had a lovely interview/article published over at the Williams Record.

This movie prop up for auction looks much more legit - Rohan Ax prop at RR Auction

Urulöké @ Thursday, June 26th, 2014 ()

Note for those interested, this auction is closing TODAY, you must bid by 6PM Eastern Time (1 AM June 27, GMT).
RR Auction has a Two Towers / Return of the King movie prop running now, and the authenticity looks very good, and RR Auction is also very good about their certification and guarantees. Take [...]

New book - Tolkien's Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle Earth

Urulöké @ Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 ()

Tolkien's Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle Earth is a newly published book by Craig Bernthal, Professor of English at California State University, Fresno. From the Angelico Press announcement, "This new book by the author of The Trial of Man examines in depth the influence of Catholic sacramentality on the thought and work of [...]

Are these real Hobbit and LOTR movie props for auction?

Urulöké @ Friday, June 20th, 2014 ()

[Update below]
Premeire Props is having their Hollywood Auction Extravaganza XIV on June 21-22 in California. Included in this auction are quite a few listings labeled as from the first two Hobbit Films and the three Lord of the Rings movies. A linked list of these items is included below if you are interested.
It is important [...]

Two Page Handwritten and Signed Letter From Tolkien Up For Auction Through June 18th

Urulöké @ Thursday, June 5th, 2014 ()

[Update]: This item appears to have been withdrawn at the last moment, I assume because it failed to meet an invisible reserve.
RR Auction has a two page (both sides) handwritten and signed letter from J. R. R. Tolkien up for auction, and it is an outstanding example of his handwriting and signature. It has [...]

Bonhams Auction June 18, 2014 - TLS and 1st Hobbit

Urulöké @ Friday, May 30th, 2014 ()

Up for auction in a few weeks are two interesting items from Bonhams - a typed letter signed (TLS) not appearing in Carpenter's Letters, and a first impression of The Hobbit in dustjacket. Though the letter and book both have condition issues, they have quite a bit of appeal and should have no trouble [...]

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