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"Signed" Silmarillion on eBay

"Signed" Silmarillion on eBay

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I don't hold out much hope that this is the real deal...

Signed Silmarillion on eBay

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There are two signed Silmarillion's on Ebay at the moment, the other one is clearly genuine and signed by Christopher Tolkien and Alan Lee, the signature is completely different so I am very suspicious about this one.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... em=220049672441&rd=1&rd=1


By Deagol

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Personally I think this one may well be genuine. It is different from the 1998 Silmarillion, but that signature is totally different from the ones used by Christopher in the 70s, 80s and early 90s.

It is a little less ornate than the examples I have linked to, but I think it maybe an autograph rather than a presentation signature if you know what I mean.
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By qwerty

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I can assure you that the Silmarillion on Ebay (below) is genuine, signed by both C.Tolkien and Ted Nasmith. I know this because I got the book directly from the publishing company HarperCollins while working there a few years ago.

I worked for the entertainment section which was responsible for all official publishing of Tolkien books and was also responsible for the official website: www.tolkien.co.uk (which sadly has become out of date since leaving! )

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=012&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=220049672441&rd=1&rd=1



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Lazzo,

I think we all appreciate your copy is a genuine signature, as their is good provenance as to where it was signed and that both Christopher and Alan signed it.

I was refereing to the other copy on Ebay which has no provenance listed, though looking at other signatures for Christopher Tolkien including the printed signature on the back of 'The Inklings', I now agree with Deagol that it looks a good signature.

It is interesting about the tolkien.co.uk website, Tolkien is still a very big seller for Harper Collins, it has puzzled me as to why it is so out of date and does not get updated and now I know.

Trotter


By Deagol

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Trotter - the other signature is Ted Nasmith.

It is a shame about tolkien.co.uk. I guess that now the 'Tolkien boom' has passed Tolkien books aren't the money spinner they were. With a little effort it could be a great site. Maybe somebody should volunteer!
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By Beren

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No, we don't need to. It will be remade by 7 january 2007... so i was told. It will be remade to prepare for the publication of Children of Hurin.



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