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Oct 5
2022/10/5 16:00:50 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
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Oct 5
2022/10/5 16:37:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The specialist at Christie’s offered me a closer look at some of the material but I didn’t have the time. I should have at least asked them to bring the LOTR proofs out of the clamshell. Oh well…
Oct 6
2022/10/6 19:31:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Added the sale prices to the listings at the start of the thread.
Oct 6
2022/10/6 20:03:05 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
The runes letter fetched six figures...remarkable!
Oct 7
2022/10/7 10:01:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

The runes letter fetched six figures...remarkable!

I expect with the markets and financial world going through turmoil that we will see this more and more when items like this come up for sale. People with plenty of money are not going to leave their money in banks doing nothing. Art, ephemera, etc right now offer a safe way to store one's money.
Oct 7
2022/10/7 12:15:31 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

onthetrail wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

The runes letter fetched six figures...remarkable!

I expect with the markets and financial world going through turmoil that we will see this more and more when items like this come up for sale. People with plenty of money are not going to leave their money in banks doing nothing. Art, ephemera, etc right now offer a safe way to store one's money.

Oh yes, I am aware of this. I was just surprised that the letter got more than the complete set of proofs. I would have thought it would have been the opposite.
Oct 7
2022/10/7 12:23:55 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

onthetrail wrote:

Mr. Underhill wrote:

The runes letter fetched six figures...remarkable!

I expect with the markets and financial world going through turmoil that we will see this more and more when items like this come up for sale. People with plenty of money are not going to leave their money in banks doing nothing. Art, ephemera, etc right now offer a safe way to store one's money.

Oh yes, I am aware of this. I was just surprised that the letter got more than the complete set of proofs. I would have thought it would have been the opposite.

I thought the Rune letter would be the hit of the sale because it can generate future interest and research. Given the amount of content. But, I was surpised that the proofs only doubled the estimate. I thought those two items would be much closer at the hammer.
Oct 13
2022/10/13 11:45:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
It was also a great day for J.R.R. Tolkien. The “Rosetta Stone of Middle Earth,” a remarkable letter in which Tolkien explains the development of runes and languages used in The Hobbit, 1943, sold for $107,100, a world record for a letter by Tolkien.

https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/news ... -hobbit-sold-world-record
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