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6 Dec, 2023 (edited)
2023-12-6 11:57:20 AM UTC

Have been looking for this poster for as long time.

Wonderful reproduction of Pauline Baynes artwork, it was created for the 1981 paperback box-set and also promoted my favourite adaption of The Lord of the Rings.

I will be getting this framed.

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6 Dec, 2023
2023-12-6 12:41:00 PM UTC
Congratulations Trotter. It's a beautiful piece of art and a lovely poster. Hope we get to see it framed.
6 Dec, 2023
2023-12-6 1:10:37 PM UTC
Yes, very good find Trotter. These don't come around that often.
6 Dec, 2023
2023-12-6 6:17:02 PM UTC
Well done Trotter.I remember it well and had two posters but very foolishly got rid of them along with Tolkien posters,calendars,multiple copies of Radio times promoting the radio series,original adverts for the Red superdeluxe Silmarillion,press cuttings,vinyl records,cassettes,obscure stuff,store display items etc etc due to moving into tiny student digs. No one wanted them,NO ONE,including charity shops at the time in the early 80s.It was a very different world and now the cheaper stuff,like sex,sells in the internet dimension.Only First Editions were wanted and kept or sold.Later editions/impressions were not sought after and there were few deluxes.Now I want a time machine in order to hoover up the handwritten letters and signed editions and waving things under Pauline's nose to be signed whist awaiting for Joy's reply that the Professor is in the middle of a long draft reply to me! One can dream but let me tell you young un's that the dream was real and I was asleep at the wheel at the time.Deep regret.Now I want the Baynes poster.DOH!
6 Dec, 2023
2023-12-6 6:45:48 PM UTC
I would love a time machine as well, sounds like you had some great items.
6 Dec, 2023 (edited)
2023-12-6 9:54:21 PM UTC
I didn't know that there was such a thing. The triptych is my favorite work of Tolkienian art ever, having discovered Tolkien in 1966 or 1967. I wonder what happened to Baynes' original.

But I'd be happy just to have one of the Remington mural posters. Back when they were in print $5 was too much for me, I guess.
7 Dec, 2023
2023-12-7 8:23:29 PM UTC
That’s a really great find, I would love one of those.
14 Dec, 2023
2023-12-14 11:35:35 AM UTC
Will also be taking this poster to get framed, very pleased to finally get one of these, Barbara Remington Map of Middle-earth.

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14 Dec, 2023
2023-12-14 11:43:45 PM UTC
Good for you, Trotter! I bought this poster when I was 15 (used my lunch money!), and have considered it a priority thru 30 changes of address. It now hangs in my painting studio--in a spot where sunlight cannot harm it. Glad to see that others still admire Remington's art.!
P.S. An outfit called Tee Public sells coffee mugs with Brem's triptych wrapped across the surface--sure makes my coffee taste better!
15 Dec, 2023
2023-12-15 3:16:29 AM UTC
I loved that poster map and wish I had one. My memory is that it or the "Come to Middle-earth!" poster -- but probably the map -- was used in a display in the Coos Bay, Oregon, public library that caught my eye, perhaps late 1966. This was in the adult section and I don't think I had ventured there a lot yet (at age 11), but I did that fateful day. I don't think this library bought paperbacks much, yet, but they had the Ballantines, and the cover art looked sort of "science fictiony" to me.
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