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Archive for the 'Collecting News' Category

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 [...]

eBay antique dealer faked signatures of public figures

Trotter @ Thursday, October 25th, 2012 ()

Update: Mr Formhal's got 10 months in prison. He got off very lightly.
"Southampton Crown Court heard that Formhals, of Keyhaven Road, Milford-on-Sea, was in poor health and suffering from high blood pressure and arthritis.
Imposing the jail term, Judge Peter Henry said the fraud was widespread, planned and significant profit was made from it, but he [...]

Antiques dealer in court case over forging signatures of Churchill, Oliver Cromwell, J.R.R. Tolkien and Elizabeth I

Trotter @ Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 ()

An antiques dealer duped unsuspecting collectors by forging the signatures in books of famous writers like Sir Winston Churchill and Robert Louis Stevenson, a court heard today.
Allan Formhalls found the books and magazines in car boot sales and a recycling centre, added the signature and then sold them on eBay as the real thing, Southampton [...]

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 - [...]

Signposts to Middle-earth

wellinghall @ Saturday, March 31st, 2012 ()

A new exhibition at Sarehole mill explores the connections of JRR Tolkien with the area around Sarehole Mill and the wider Birmingham area. Find out how the local landscape and local people inspired 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'.
http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=1920
- wellinghall

Magicians, Golems and a Telepathic President

wellinghall @ Saturday, March 31st, 2012 ()

- a book review by Tom Shippey
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577263461822435588.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
- wellinghall

Robert Giddings obituary

wellinghall @ Friday, March 30th, 2012 ()

Robert Giddings, author of Tolkien-related books "This Far Land" and "The Shores of Middle-earth", has died.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/mar/23/robert-giddings-obituary
- wellinghall

A new chapter for rare book collecting

wellinghall @ Friday, March 30th, 2012 ()

An article by Rick Gekoski, author of "Tolkien's Gown"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/mar/28/rare-book-collecting-dealing
- wellinghall

Tolkien, Wales, and Brittany

wellinghall @ Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 ()

Tolkien, Wales, and Brittany

7 March, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr Carl Phelpstead (Cardiff University)
A staff and postgraduate research seminar.
Dr Carl Phelpstead has served on the Council of the Viking Society for Northern Research since 2001 and has been an editor of the Society’s journal Saga-Book since 2004 and co-editor of [...]


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