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Author Archive: Urulöké

Tolkien signature/books for auction from Doyle New York, April 23

Urulöké @ Monday, April 15th, 2013 ()

Doyle New York (auction house) has a combined book set/signed letter going up for auction next week. There are certain issues with this auction that may keep the lot from realizing the estimate, since the signed letter is emphatically taped into the books, which are second edition copies and have some minor issues - [...]

Tolkien signed letter for auction online at RR Auction

Urulöké @ Monday, April 15th, 2013 ()

RR Auction has a typed letter signed by J. R. R. Tolkien up for auction, going to sudden death bidding on April 17th.
RR Auction item #689, Tolkien TLS [Update - completed items have a different URL, the link to the left will no longer work] RR Auction completed item #689, Tolkien TLS
The current accepted bid [...]

Lost articles

Urulöké @ Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 ()

The last few months of news articles were modified to spam content, and I am currently not able to replace them from backup. I am in the process of making sure that the site is locked down a little better, but there have been instances of valid user accounts posting spam so
PLEASE - [...]

Beyond Bree 2013 Calendar: Evil in Middle-earth

Urulöké @ Friday, July 20th, 2012 ()

"Beyond Bree" 2013 Calendar: "Evil in Middle-earth""Beyond Bree" is delighted to announce its new calendar for 2013.

It is time to shine a light on the dark creatures of Tolkien’s world with this breathtaking collection of international art featuring:

Anke Eissmann, Sylvia Hunnewell, Tim Kirk, Octo Kwan, Nancy Martsch, Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, Colin Williams, Maciej Wygnanski, [...]

The book hyper-collector vs. ABEBooks Wants

Urulöké @ Thursday, May 31st, 2012 ()

The world of book collecting has evolved over the last decade or so as the Internet has had ever greater impact on supply and demand. Various websites and services have emerged that help the dealer and the collector in various ways, and in the process have upended markets and destroyed the "value" of most [...]

Tolkien Handwritten Postcard For Auction - Bonhams 12 June 2012

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 ()

Thanks to Morgan for pointing this one out - Bonhams has a handwritten, signed postcard from 1938 (the auction entry originally said 1926 but has been corrected) up for auction. It is quite densely written and is a nice sampling of his handwriting.
Lot 150
Autograph postcard signed ("JRR Tolkien"), to Miss [Katherine or Kitty] Kilbride, [...]

A nice video on the physical book - Adrian Harrington and Jonathan Kearnes

Urulöké @ Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 ()

A nice video from people who clearly love books.

Auction - 2003 Klett-Cotta German Illustrated Edition of The Lord of the Rings

Urulöké @ Thursday, May 10th, 2012 ()

Hauff and Auvermann is having an auction on June 2nd, 2012 which includes a special illustrated edition of The Lord of the Rings produced by Klett-Cotta in 2003.
http://www.buchauktionen-berlin.de/ergebnis.php?verfasser=tolkien&Submit=Abschicken
Description: Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel The Lord of the Rings. Translated from English by Wolfgang Krege. Special Edition. 3 vols (in 1 volume). With full-color book decorations, frontispieces [...]

Signed Lord of the Rings, Reeve's Tale, Manuscript Letters for Auction Sunday Nov 27 in Australia

Urulöké @ Friday, November 25th, 2011 ()

These three lots are being auctioned by Bay East Auctions in Sydney, Australia. These items have been secured in a bank vault since the 1970s, and have remained in the hands of the original family these were given to originally so this is the first time these particular items are hitting the marketplace.
Bay East [...]

An Interview with Elwë at Telperion Books - new Tolkien bookstore launch

Urulöké @ Monday, November 21st, 2011 ()

Many of you have seen Elwë around the forums here, most recently posting about his new bookstore www.telperionbooks.com. Starting a bookselling business involves a lot of work in building up stock, but more importantly accumulating knowledge about the books and collectors that will be your market. Elwë has done an excellent job getting [...]


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