Up for auction at Ira and Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers in their Collectibles auction on November 14-15, 2020 is a handwritten letter from Tolkien. While not mentioned in Scull & Hammond's Chronology, the letter does make reference to Tolkien being "invited to various parts of the world" - a reference to another letter he wrote on the same day to Cees Ouboter in regards to a forthcoming plan for a trip to Holland.

Lot 115 - Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel -- ALS Referencing The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel -- ALS Referencing The Lord of the Rings (1892-1973) English writer, poet, philologist, and academic; best known for writing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Autograph letter signed, "J.R.R. Tolkien," on the first page and with his initials on the second page (1 sheet front and back), 7x4½", Oxford, Dec. 19, 1957. To "Dear Patricia"

Estimated Value $2,500 - UP
Attributed to The Richard A. Basler Collection