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1. HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH BOOKS

1. HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH BOOKS

This is a set of 12 volumes, British Editions, 1983 – 1996. This is a very difficult set to acquire as later volumes were printed in fewer numbers than earlier ones. The Index was added 2010.

These books were edited by Christopher Tolkien and are an account of J.R.R. Tolkien’s vast legendarium with writings and notes which are an account of the evolution of Tolkien’s Middle Earth stories including The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and other Unfinished Tales.

 

2. CHESS SETS

2. CHESS SETS

WAR OF THE RINGS (L) Designed by Graeme Anthony. – Australian made – Has wooden game board with copper and wood squares. Pieces are nickel Silver plated (white side) and Florentine bronze (dark side). (Also additional 4 “white” pawns, 4 “black” pawns and ‘Gollum’ pawn.) © 1986

LORD OF THE RINGS (R) Some pieces are different characters to those of earlier set. Golden Gollum included. – Has wooden game board with copper and wood squares. Pieces are nickel Silver plated (white side) and Florentine bronze (dark side).  © 2004

 

3. LORD OF THE RINGS- 1st EDITIONS

These books, 2nd printing, (no dust jackets), 1954-55 and 4,5,4th , printings, 1955-58, are special additions to my collection. They are becoming rare to find. The dust jacket design is called the Ring and Eye device. These books from my collection are in very good condition. The second printings I found in a second hand…

4. ARAGORN AND ARWEN-PORCELAIN STATUE

This porcelain statue was produced by Noble Collection and stands 24cm tall. The statue portrays the moment when Arwen places her pendant in Aragorn’s hand.  It is a rare and treasured item and a favourite in my collection.  

5. THE HOBBIT 1942, 1ST EDITION, 3RD IMPRESSION, PRINTED FOR THE CHILDREN’S BOOK CLUB

This copy is one of 3000 of the 1942, Edition, printed for the Children’s Book Club of the bookseller Foyles, from the Allen & Unwin plates. Bound in yellow, gilt-stamped cloth over boards, with a dust jacket (which Tolkien thought hideous) in orange and white, featuring a cartoon of a dandified hobbit smoking a pipe….

6. AUTOGRAPHED MOVIE POSTER (69CM X 102CM APPROX) PROFESSIONALLY FRAMED IN BLACK AND GOLD FRAME

This poster comes with a certificate of authentication. Hand signed in person by eleven members of the cast of Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Elijah Wood – Frodo, Billy Boyd – Pippin, Sean Astin – Sam Gamgee, Dominic Monagham – Merry, Ian Holm – Bilbo Baggins, Bernard Hill – Theoden, Cate Blanchett – Galadriel, Sean…

7. FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING BANNERS

These banners were released to coincide with the release of the first Fellowship of the Ring Movie books. They are three of a set of six double-sided, thick card banners. Each banner is 1.28 m tall. The set includes; Frodo, Arwen, Galadriel, an Orc, Saruman and a Black Rider.  

8. WAR MUMAKIL- WAR HAMMER

A charging Mumakil with archers in the tower and Riders of Rohan riding either side of it. One rider is unfortunate to be caught by the tusk. This War Mumakil is one of the best decorated and most detailed I have seen. I am fortunate to have acquired this wonderful piece.

9. SAURON – FROM SIDESHOW COLLECTIBLES

This statue portrays Sauron. This highly detailed 1:6 scale statue stands approx 60cm tall.  It is hand cast in heavy weight polystone and hand painted to the highest standards. The display base has been etched with the map of Middle Earth and includes the Lord of the Rings logo, the character’s name and sculptor’s signature.

10. THE HOBBIT- PEWTER PLATE

From Royal Selangor, this pewter plate depicts 10 scenes from The Hobbit in a clockwise direction around the outside. The runes in the middle read, “The Hobbit or There and Back Again”. The plate is 25 cm in diameter.