Tolkien - Hand Written Envelope - RR Auction #432
- Final price including buyer's premium: $530.43
Hand-addressed mailing envelope, 5.5 x 3.75, addressed in Tolkien’s hand to “Mrs. Doris Elizabeth Sykes, 95 Linden Gardens, Bayswater, London, W2.” Envelope bears a January 30, 1956, Oxford postmark. In fine condition, with light creases and tears to the flap from opening. Tolkien corresponded with Sykes a few times, and he praised illustrations she sent him that had been inspired by Lord of the Rings.