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The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World

The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World

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GTC appear to have bought all the Tolkien lots in the Profiles in History Auction, including $104000 for the Elaine Griffiths inscribed LOTR.

"He also said that as part of the exhibition project GTC is forming the GTC Fellowship, a Tolkien collecting society."

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Re: The Most Expensive Tolkien Book in the World

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A Tolkien Collecting Society sounds interesting. Kind of against the whole collecting ethos I feel; buying on this scale, & with this money tho'. At least the books are in good hands. Incidently is this Mark Faith (of GTC), the eBay traider dogfark (Mark Faith Books)?; of the fake AL CoH discussed in another thread...

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Khamul,

Well spotted, it is the same person, if you look at the web site for Mark Faith, Contact Us Section

http://www.markfaithbooks.com/?page=s ... 1143220cb8891a89ff0dd4d90

You get the same address as GTC

Mark Faith Books
Bwlchcoediog Isaf
Cwm Cewydd
Machynlleth, Powys SY209EE
United Kingdom

So can we expect to see these items on Ebay from dogfark fairly soon????


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Good spot Khamul.


Trotter said:
So can we expect to see these items on Ebay from dogfark fairly soon????


I don't think so, based on a teeny bit of inside information and mostly speculation. GTC has selected some people to acquire assets, etc., and I assume that Mark Faith is one of those - just an intermediary to provide some anonymity to the actual collector who is putting this collection together.
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Khamul wrote:
..... Kind of against the whole collecting ethos I feel; buying on this scale, & with this money tho'. .....
Exactly the same sentiment arose in talk with Beren and some friends yesterday ...


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hmm... looks like some folk out there think they can become 'instant' collectors just because they have money to spend. There's more to it than that.
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