rrauction-thumb.jpg R & R Auction has five letters from J. R. R. Tolkien open for bidding, ending May 9th.

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I'll add some thoughts later this evening, but these are some very interesting letters, most hand written.

https://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=107
TLS, one page, 7 x 9, personal letterhead, December 16, 1963
ALS, two pages both sides, 7 x 9, blindstamped personal letterhead, [December 16, 1963]
Estimate: $15,000+

https://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=108
Extraordinary pairing of letters from Tolkien to Mary Fairburn, an artist who sent him paintings of several scenes from Lord of the Rings:
TLS, one page, 7 x 9, personal letterhead, May 24, 1968
ALS, two pages both sides, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, October 10, 1968
Also includes on of Fairburn’s original Lord of the Rings sketches, showing the castle at Minas Tirith, accomplished in pencil on a white 11.5 x 16.5 sheet. Signed in the lower right corner in pencil, “Fairburn.”
Estimate: $12,000+

https://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=109
ALS, one page both sides, 5.25 x 7, personal letterhead, January 7, 1960. Letter to K. F. Mawson in Wakefield
Estimate: $15,000+

https://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=110
ALS, one page both sides, 4.5 x 7, Merton College letterhead, October 22, 1955. Letter to "Mr. Mitchell," about reading Lord of the Rings.
Estimate: $5,000+

https://www.rrauction.com/bidtracker_detail.cfm?IN=111
TLS, one page, 7 x 9, personal letterhead, May 9, 1967. Letter of thanks to British Ambassador Oscar Morland at The High Hall.
Estimate: $3,000+