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Tolkien Signed Book on Bloomsbury Auctions

Tolkien Signed Book on Bloomsbury Auctions

Apr 27, 2010

I just noticed this "signed" copy being listed on Bloomsbury in one of their upcoming auctions. The signature looks exactly like the fakes from our old friend on ebay. Does anyone else think this might be another fake?

Just wanted another opinion before I contact Bloomsbury about it.


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Apr 27, 2010
I have asked Bloomsbury what providence seller has provided. Awaiting a reply. I seem to recall a penguin book being offered before a long time ago by an auction house/ebay. Anyone recollect it?
Signature looks interesting- problem is part of it merges in with book title?
Apr 27, 2010
The signature looks wrong. The book is wrong - why on earth would JRR sign someone elses' work?

My advice - get onto Bloomsbury ASAP.
Apr 27, 2010
unfortunately I posses a couple of 'great' examples of the fakes. see attached photo's. Beren tipped me off after the fact, so still have them to remind myself...

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Apr 27, 2010
The bloomsbury "oil paint" signature doesn't look right to me either. Willing to be corrected by some of the true experts around here, but this looks and feels wrong to me.
Apr 28, 2010
Christina and I also think that the signature isn't genuine.

(The word, by the way, is provenance, 'the pedigree of a book's previous ownership' - John Carter, ABC for Book Collectors.)

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