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By Jlong
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Christopher Tolkien Signed Silmarillion????

May 27
2022/5/27 20:25:26 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

This signature looks horrible to me:

Seller: penguinbooks2011
(1137)
Ended Jun 3, 2022
£160.00
[19 Bids]
Submitted by: Jlong


Thoughts?
May 27
2022/5/27 20:30:39 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
That's.... horrible. Definitely not Christopher's signature.
May 27
2022/5/27 20:34:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Here are three authentic CT signatures for comparison from around the same time period courtesy of Beren

That Ebay one is not even close.

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May 27
2022/5/27 21:26:15 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Nah, that eBay one looks completely fake to me.
May 28
2022/5/28 5:49:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Ruined a nice copy of the book.
Jun 3
2022/6/3 18:45:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
If anyone was interested in the outcome, the book sold for £160.00 + £4.45 postage
Jun 6
2022/6/6 0:19:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I suppose this is well known, but Christopher Tolkien signed books at Mythcon 18, July 24-27, 1987, in Milwaukee, WI, including the Houghton Mifflin Silmarillion. (I saw him do it. I was there.) So one will find Tolkien books from US publishers with genuine CRT signatures.
Jun 6
2022/6/6 1:31:45 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Yep, lucky to be there but with A GAU copy.
Jun 6 (edited)
2022/6/6 15:37:48 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I wasn’t there, but have (since) acquired a book he signed. (I’ve blacked out the dedication for privacy in the photo)

(Edit: really blacked out now)

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Jun 6
2022/6/6 21:20:58 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Urulókë wrote:

I wasn’t there, but have (since) acquired a book he signed.

That’s such a cool item—I bet a signed M&C is pretty uncommon.

Do you mind me asking how much that cost?
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