Tolkien Collector's Guide
Sep 18
2020/9/18 11:17:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sep 18
2020/9/18 11:33:36 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Khamûl wrote:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25996/lot/14/

No comment.

Worth noting the provenance. I think it is ugly as sin but that is a really unique item for someone who likes it.

Kindly donated by Stephen Fry to BAFTA for this sale, proceeds of which will go towards the Illuminating BAFTA campaign, expanding BAFTA's learning and new talent programme.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 13:46:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I seem to remember that it was painted by Alan Lee, still awful though.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 13:54:35 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

I seem to remember that it was painted by Alan Lee, still awful though.

Originally painted? This sale is a print with some paint on it.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 14:21:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I think he did it on Photoshop, printed it out and then slapped some paint on it to make it look like an oil painting.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 15:12:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Trotter wrote:

I think he did it on Photoshop, printed it out and then slapped some paint on it to make it look like an oil painting.

You say "he", who are you referring to?

This is an official, on-screen used movie prop. Very common for those to be a combination of art printed on canvas (easier to create that way), with some additional paint added by hand afterward to give texture/dimensionality so it looks natural when filmed.
Sep 18
2020/9/18 16:20:12 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
He's referring to Alan!
Sep 18
2020/9/18 22:02:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Oct 21
2020/10/21 17:23:34 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Seller: 1973lee1973 (2217)
Ended Oct 25, 2020
£149.99
[0 Bids]
Submitted by: Caudimordax


Well, I said it might happen. Here's a PoD being sold as "rare" and priced "to sell". I've messaged the seller giving him the benefit of the doubt, advising him to change his listing so no one gets mislead.

FWIW, I did see this listing disappear last week–I assumed it got bought. I'm willing to bet someone noticed the mistake and withdrew the sale. Hoping this guy isn't just doubling down on the deception sale.
Oct 21
2020/10/21 17:38:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Caudimordax wrote:

FWIW, I did see this listing disappear last week–I assumed it got bought. I'm willing to bet someone noticed the mistake and withdrew the sale. Hoping this guy isn't just doubling down on the deception sale.

Looking at his sold items on eBay, he did sell a copy of Peoples and War of the Jewels (true 1sts based on images) on October 11th.
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