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Tolkien ALS on Antiques Roadshow
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A fully handwritten letter to Mr. Ready (Marquette) was recently covered on Antiques Roadshow here in the USA. The following link has a short video clip of the appraisal, as well as the full text of the letter reproduced. I found it interesting!

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/stor ... le-earth-travels-midwest/

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That was pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. Im pretty sure I met that guy at a book fair recently.

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Having watched the video, the "expert" made a lot of mistakes when discussing the letter, which is not good for the viewing public :)

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It definitely had the feel of someone who did a quick wikipedia search to brush up on details, not someone who knows everything. I find that quite common on Antiques Roadshow, as they are working with a handful of generalists on site, they can't bring in a true expert in the single day of filming.

Mostly I liked seeing the letter itself, almost like I was the one handling it.

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