Tolkien Collector's Guide
At It Again [eBay fakes]
By Jlong

At It Again [eBay fakes]

Aug 15, 2010 (edited)

Here is a signed copy from our favorite seller. When will the madness end...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Book-Signed-J-R-R ... t=Antiquarian_Collectible
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Jan 6, 2011
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Jan 7, 2011
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The second letter (moon-lather) is the first of these fake letters that we saw referenced here (from 2 years ago)

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/n ... ost_id=4424#forumpost4424

"This and one other signed letter are the last of a collection of Tolien(sic) items fakes."

Looks like he has managed to sell all the fakes thanks to eBay.
Jan 8, 2011
A great post from Beren on his website

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... ke_Tolkien_Signatures.php

I think that there is only one copy of the third letter down it has just been sold on eBay multiple times, it is the same letter that Bloomsbury Auctions were going to auction in 2008.
Jan 15, 2011
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At least this one isn't from our usual friend. I don't think I've ever run across a cd or a bar coded copy of a book or whatever double signed.....can't imagine why


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... agename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT


pretty pitiful, thought everyone might need a good laugh!!

Jan 15, 2011
The thing that gave it away for me was that Tolkien had not signed the map and the postcards as well, schoolboy error.

I know that Tolkien owned a Morris car in his early life, but we have conclusive proof that he also owned one of these (to get to the year 2000 for book signings).

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Jan 15, 2011
LOL
Jan 15, 2011
OMG

(do you know, I've never before in my life written OMG ? Never had to, till now.)

Blimey!
Jan 22, 2011
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this double-signed Hobbit boxed set is up again. Not $18,000 though; and the blurb is just as ridiculous -

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-2-Signed-J-R ... tible&hash=item41562c7d7a

He writes:

"Rare Double-Autographed by J.R.R. Tolkien on the album cover (mysterious imitation, hand-signed by ?, close-enough though) & front page (presigned & printed?) of this book, to owner of Talking Illustrations, Terry Sillman, a top Comic Art Shop in BC. Hand-signed!."

So, it's signed, apparently. And it must have been signed by somebody!!



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Jan 24, 2011
mysterious imitation, hand-signed by ?, close-enough though


I agree, but it is also close enough to a 5 year old using a marker pen, perhaps he should insert that in the listing.
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