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By garm

Re: Lucky finds

Dec 22, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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No answer so far, either from Beren or Enotsekra. Oh, well... the latter's name has gone down the pan as far as I'm concerned; and I'm sorry to say that Beren's is getting close to going the same way.

Clearly there is nothing to connect this stuff with the Tolkiens - except the postcard, which was not written by Lin Carter. Bit of a waste of time really, but what annoys me most is the presumption that we ought to believe this rubbish just because we're told it, without any backing-up.
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By laurel

Re: Lucky finds

Dec 22, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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Sorry khamul!

Now here is a lucky find. It arrived today and looks better than I hoped. Slight crease on spine but pages tight and clean and it includes the 'friends' label.

I think for £125 is was a bargain and just goes to show they are still out there !

Think my Sil's done now bar red super deuxe edition.

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Re: Lucky finds

Dec 26, 2012 - in General Collecting Forum
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Congrats laurel, I was some minutes too late for this. But perhaps I have more luck with a Methuen Sil next time.

But heres another lucky find.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/19077049931 ... _trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Though it's hard to find something these days.

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Re: Lucky finds

Jan 5, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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It appears that somebody has offered £50K for "Tolkien's fireplace", good luck on getting any provenance that it was in the house when the Tolkien's lived there.

I have no reason to think it was

He is still claiming that the postcard, valued at £795 (no indication on who valued it) is by Lin Carter, what an idiot.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news ... __50k_bid_on_eBay/?ref=nt


By garm

Re: Lucky finds

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Wasn't it 'Bruce' who offered that amount, and was turned down? I can't find the ebay page at the moment.

The cynical among us might feel that the seller is just using the non-sale of the fireplace to get an item into his local paper. I agree, he's not likely to sell without provenance - which reminds me; is Beren around?
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Re: Lucky finds

Jan 5, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum
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It's offered on TL

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/tolkien-book-store/PC000025.htm
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By Halla

Re: Lucky finds

Mar 6, 2013 - in General Collecting Forum (edited)
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I'm not sure if this counts as a lucky find but my wife was clearing out some old boxes and found these -

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q ... ienCards1_zps450ca58a.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q ... ienCards2_zpsa3b0d2c6.jpg

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/q ... nJournals_zps177b6e4d.jpg

I remember buying them when a teenager at the same time I bought my first Silmarillion (1977, so I was 16). I even have the original envelopes that came with the cards. I thought they were long gone, lost when we moved house, so I was thrilled when she dug them from the bottom of a box and showed them to me. Now if she can only find my 1978 Silmarillion Calendar that I would have thought was lost at the same time!

P.S. First time posting photos, please let me know if I've done anything wrong.

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By Halla

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Thanks very much Khamul.
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By Jlong

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Anyone nab this one on eBay. I think I was a few minutes too late.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOTR-lord-of- ... nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

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Re: Lucky finds

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I'm pretty sure it was listed yesterday at some point. To be honest I don't think the price is that incredible. I mean, if that boxset (which does admittedly look in lovely condition; as do all the books) is a set of later impressions, then it's not that unusual to see it go for £10-20. Ditto The Silmarillion --if it's a reprint then I'm not sure you'd be paying that much for it.

I have a spare one of these (the LotRs boxset that is), if anyone wants it...

BH
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