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By Jlong

Re: What do people think of this item

Mar 6, 2012 - in Signatures and Autographs
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That is really unfortunate--they know they have a questionable item, yet they go ahead and sell it.
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By Stu

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Jlong wrote:
That is really unfortunate--they know they have a questionable item, yet they go ahead and sell it.



It isn't just unfortunate, it seems more like it is just plain dishonest. At a minimum, one would think that there should be some kind of note as the the questionable provenance of the item.


Re: What do people think of this item

Aug 2, 2013 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Does not look to be an Alan Formhal's signature but not real.

"J R R Tolkien-"The Two Towers-Being The Second Part Of The Lord Of The Rings"-1965-Houghton Mifflin-5 1/2" X 8 1/2"-352 pages-Hardcover Book-With Map-Signed BY Author.English writer J.R.R. Tolkien is a towering figure in fantasy literature. He wrote the novel The Hobbit (1937) and the classic trilogy The Lord of the Rings (published 1954-56): highly imaginative tales of elves, dwarves, and wizards in a land known as Middle Earth. The hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and the wizard Gandalf figured prominently in these stories and became Tolkien's best-known characters. Tolkien was an expert linguist and a longtime professor of language and literature at Oxford University. He was also part of C.S. Lewis's informal group of scholars and writers known as "The Inklings." The book has been autographed on the title page by J R R Tolkien with a fountain pen in blue/black ink.................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION."

http://www.guaranteeautograph.com/tojrrttwoto1.html

It is a copy of what Beren describes as

"The autograph which started it all... it was the first fake signature that appeared on a website claiming to be a true signature. This one has been seen many, many times reproduced (especially on cut cards)"

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/fascimilesignatures.htm

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By laurel

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Aug 2, 2013 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Terrible !
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By laurel

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Dec 23, 2013 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Here is one due to be auctioned at Tim Davidson auctions next month. I saw the photo and pointed out the error of their ways and they have duly withdrawn the lot.
Well done

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