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1 Jan
2023/1/1 23:56:22 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

huan68 wrote:

What are peoples thoughts on this signature? It’s not something I’d go for myself but as Tolkien didn’t particularly like how Puffin edited a few things in this edition, do you think he’d sign it?

It's a fake, and not a very good one at that...
2 Jan
2023/1/2 0:03:17 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

huan68 wrote:

What are peoples thoughts on this signature? It’s not something I’d go for myself but as Tolkien didn’t particularly like how Puffin edited a few things in this edition, do you think he’d sign it?
I know it’s fake but it definitely doesn’t look like it was penned on there fifty years ago let alone twenty.
2 Jan (edited)
2023/1/2 6:39:53 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Mr. Underhill wrote:

huan68 wrote:

What are peoples thoughts on this signature? It’s not something I’d go for myself but as Tolkien didn’t particularly like how Puffin edited a few things in this edition, do you think he’d sign it?

It's a fake, and not a very good one at that...

Tolkien only ever signed one copy of the Puffin paperback Hobbit, for the owner of Penguin (Puffin's owner), Sir Allen Lane.

He later said that if he had looked at the book before signing it, he would not have done so.

The only legitimate Puffin signed book, would be signed and dedicated to Sir Allen Lane, and I believe that it is currently in the Penguin Archives, https://www.bristol.ac.uk/library/spec ... ctions/strengths/penguin/

Any other 'signed' Puffin paperbacks I treat as fakes.
3 Jan
2023/1/3 16:54:33 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Someone really mistreated this poor set

Seller: kens-sales
(574)
Ended Mar 2, 2023
This item ended more than 90 days ago
6 Jan
2023/1/6 9:57:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
$2,800…but it does look nice ?

Abebooks.com (affiliate)
THE HOBBIT (THE AUTHORIZED EDITION)
31398990921
$2800.00
Availability: InStock
8 Jan
2023/1/8 20:27:04 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I write this with 20 minutes to go on the Puffin Hobbit auction on eBay, and it’s over £1300! Quite sad for someone when they find out the signature isn’t real.
8 Jan
2023/1/8 20:53:24 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

huan68 wrote:

I write this with 20 minutes to go on the Puffin Hobbit auction on eBay, and it’s over £1300! Quite sad for someone when they find out the signature isn’t real.

$3421…seems excessive ?
8 Jan
2023/1/8 21:07:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

LanceFormation wrote:

huan68 wrote:

I write this with 20 minutes to go on the Puffin Hobbit auction on eBay, and it’s over £1300! Quite sad for someone when they find out the signature isn’t real.

$3421…seems excessive ?

So what you’re saying is I need to buy a puffin paperback then pay a professional forger to forge Tolkien’s signature in it and then resell it for 6000% profit?
9 Jan
2023/1/9 2:47:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Dropping these here - prices are a wonder, but I do like to note interesting ephemera that shows up.

Seller: fiftyfiftycotton
(1945)
Ended Feb 4, 2023
This item ended more than 90 days ago


Seller: fiftyfiftycotton
(1945)
Ended Feb 4, 2023
This item ended more than 90 days ago
10 Jan
2023/1/10 6:07:46 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
https://www.etsy.com/listing/131904343 ... -the-rings-by-jrr-tolkien

Completely reasonable resale price of a tolkienbookshelf set.
Seller: jpgllc1978
(969)
Ends 2023/10/26 2:27:15
Buy-It-Now:
$250.00
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