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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 [...]

Marks of Genius Exhibition at the Morgan Library & Musuem

Trotter @ Saturday, June 7th, 2014 ()

Marks of Genius presents some of the greatest achievements of human creativity, from the beginning of recorded information up to the industrial era, as preserved in the incomparable collections of Oxford University's Bodleian Library. The exhibition features approximately sixty rare and exceptional objects from diverse disciplines that serve as points [...]

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[Update]: This item appears to have been withdrawn at the last moment, I assume because it failed to meet an invisible reserve.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 [...]

ebay makes users change their passwords after hack

Trotter @ Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 ()

Auction site ebay is forcing users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack compromised its systems.
The US firm said a database had been hacked between late February and early March, and had contained encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.
The company added that it had no evidence of there being unauthorized activity on [...]

Tolkien Typed Signed Letter for auction - Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs - May 29th 2014

Urulöké @ Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 ()

This signed letter has been on eBay a few times recently (and discussed here), and has now made it to a dealer auction house.
Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs and MemorabiliaAuction ends May 29th, 5PM Pacific Time
Lot #576:
J.R.R. Tolkien autograph letter signed. Dated 11 May 1966, letter referring to the piracy of his wildy successful ''The [...]

Great Courses: Thomas Shippey's "Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature" on sale

Urulöké @ Friday, May 16th, 2014 ()

On sale through May 29th, Professor Thomas Shippey's set of twenty four lectures "Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature" is a great deal - available as video or audio download, or on DVD or CD for the physical media fans. The first lecture covers Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, [...]

Dominic Winter Auction May 14th: First India Paper Lord of the Rings, Folio Hobbit

Urulöké @ Monday, May 5th, 2014 ()

Two books in a single lot are coming up for auction on May 14th, if you are interested.
Dominic Winter AuctioneersViewing: Tuesday 13th May, 9am-7pm & morning of sale from 9amSale #51414, commencing at 10 AM May 14th 2014
Lot 465: Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings, pub. George Allen & Unwin, 1969, two [...]


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