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I Need Info

Aug 15, 2008

I Was going through some assorted textiles I had purchased recently and found an Irish Linen map: There and Back Again a Map of
Bilbo's Journey Through Eriador and Rhovanion Bottom left hand Corner says Irish Linen Copywright 1971 George Allen and Unwin LTD Design JRR Tolkien/Pauline Baynes Bottom Right Jonelle. I would love any Information on this Map as I have an interested buyer but no clue of Its worth Please Help.
Aug 15, 2008
o wow... count me in as interested buyer as well... I know exactly what this is and where it comes from, why it was made and how rare it is! I own one such map already and would honestly be very interested in obtaining another one...

Please mail me at info@tolkienlibrary.com .

So... now about the explanation. This is the Pauline Baynes map and this piece is known as the rare Pauline Baynes / Tolkien Middle Earth Tea Towel. This Tea Towel was 1st commissioned in 1971 and distributed to personnel of George Allen & Unwin, on a celebration (don't remember exactly what it was about). But it is clear Tolkien was there, since I read in an (unpublished) letter he himself had received such a teatowel at the 'party' or 'meeting' and was very happy with it.

Don't know if it was ever mass produced after that, but don't think so. It is Irish linen and very high quality overal.
Aug 15, 2008
Hi Miranda (and Beren),

I'm also very interested - mostly for the Guide though! Could either of you provide scans/images of this so I can officially add it to the database?

Thanks!
Aug 15, 2008
don't see any images... still I did sent some to Rowns myself, if you sent yours also, then he could add it. Anyways, Miranda, I'm very interested in the towel!
Aug 15, 2008
Hi,

If you don't have any photo tool program like IrfanView32 then maybe just upload here http://imageshack.us/ and give us a link
Aug 15, 2008
Yes, I have a 1Meg limit for file-size in the discussion boards - big images can easily exceed that - if you email it to me (webmaster@tolkienguide.com) I can post it.

And talk to Beren, he's very interested in buying your towel!
Aug 16, 2008
TO ROWNS and BEREN



I am sorry But Trying to upload Picture again I went in and made it smaller so hopefully it will let me insert it so you can see it.

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Aug 16, 2008
Rowns and Beren


Here Is a few more pictures. What would you consider a fair price for this?? If you could also send any information to my e-mail address would be great. Thanks for everything. lilbon07@yahoo.com


Miranda

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Aug 16, 2008
Sorry if you could please send any information to yankeeh8ters2008@yahoo.com it would be excellent.

Thanx again

Miranda
Aug 20, 2008
Miranda has listed the item on eBay - about three days left as of my posting here:

www.ebay.com target='_blank'>Tolkien and Baynes Tea Towel on eBay
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