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By garm

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Just dug out my copy of Martsch's Tolkienalia, according to which

"I saw the first mention of it in 1975 ballantine paperback editions, for $1.49" (Gary Hunnewell).

I have a copy of the 'Come to Middle earth' poster; according to Martsch, this was produced in the late '60s.

I've also just noticed a mention (p.23) of four posters produced by The Middle Earthworm, England, 1970/71. Ooh! I have those; plus another, entitled 'Treebeard'. Never knew the firm was called that.


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Must. Get. Pictures. Can you send pics of the Middle Earthworm posters for the Guide?
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Sorry; I don't have a digital camera. And wouldn't know how to upload piccys even if I did.

*embarassed*


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In that case your assignment is to *sketch* the posters. Alternatively mail them to me.
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I will ask the Tolkien Society's archivist if she has the Middle Earthworm posters.

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Many thanks for Fangorn for images! Be sure to go check them out, I love the artwork style:

Middle Earthworm Posters
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I've got my set out, and given them the once-over. Here's what I found:

Treebeard: 53cm X 72.5cm. Signed 'Simon Garbutt '70'

Gollum 58.5cm X 66cm neither signed nor dated, but has 'No.1 of 'The Hobbit' series' and also 'Distributed in the UK by Instore Marketing Services, 217-218 Tottenham Court Road, London W1'.

'Bilbo' 56.5 X 66cm. Neither signed nor dated; has 'No.2 (or possibly 3) in the series'

Shadowfax: 57X72cm. 'No.4 in the series'. There is a full signature, which I can't make out. It's the same artist as the one who did Gandalf. See below. Dated "'70"

Gandalf:56.5 X 72cm. signed "d. de S. Pernes, '69'


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Back on the original thread, Fangorn has posted two Barbara Remington posters on eBay now - Come To Middle-earth and the Map of Middle-earth.

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And thanks Garm for all the additional info! I have updated the Guide page with what you provided. Now need to find a picture of the Bilbo poster to complete the 'set'.
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Here is the Bilbo poster, which Mark Faith (dogfark) is selling on eBay. I'm sure that Mark would have no problems with the image being used on this site.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lord-Rings-Tolk ... rs_RL&hash=item35a8af5f54

10_4bd88655d2e32.jpg 340X452 px



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