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[Update]: This item appears to have been withdrawn at the last moment, I assume because it failed to meet an invisible reserve.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

Tolkien.co.uk sale announced - Fall of Arthur 50% off, 1 week only

Urulöké @ Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 ()

The official Tolkien Online website is having a special from now to April 30th to buy the trade hardcover of The Fall of Arthur for 50% off list price. Shipping is free for those of you in the UK, as well.
This incredible works tells of Arthur's expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, Guinevere's flight [...]

Mythlore 124 Table of Contents -- at the printer

Urulöké @ Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 ()

Janet Croft sends along the contents of the latest issue of Mythlore - looking like a lot of good reading material! You can order a copy through the Mythopoeic Society webpage - while you are there, consider becoming a member of the organization if you aren't already.

Mythlore
A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, [...]


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