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Builder discovers priceless Tolkien postcard

Posted on Thursday, 10 July, 2008 | Comment icon 8 comments


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"A demolition man stripping a fireplace from the former home of "The Lord of the Rings" author J."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Bear's Quest on 10 July, 2008, 14:12
Good for him and maybe if they dig up the property, they might find a lost manu as well?
Comment icon #2 Posted by Alan W on 10 July, 2008, 19:52
Good for him and maybe if they dig up the property, they might find a lost manu as well? Yeah, the long-lost prequel or sequel to Lord of the Rings.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Rokin45 on 10 July, 2008, 19:57
Yeah, the long-lost prequel or sequel to Lord of the Rings. lol, there is a prequel to lord of the rings, its called 'the hobbit'.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alan W on 10 July, 2008, 22:08
lol, there is a prequel to lord of the rings, its called 'the hobbit'. Lol, sorry, I have been away from his work for 10 years.
Comment icon #5 Posted by mouse888 on 11 July, 2008, 0:34
what a lucky find good for him
Comment icon #6 Posted by Horus Christos on 11 July, 2008, 3:39
Priceless Tolkien Postcard Found in Fireplace. Stamp $ .50 Postcard $2.00 Tolkien postcard found in fireplace: Priceless Actually not quite.....according to the artlcle, the postcard is worth about $250,000 ($500,000 for fireplace and postcard combined, and fireplace is worth $250,000). Nice little pickup for a postcard, but far from priceless. My mortgage is more than that! Methinks the headline writer was a little dramatic. ~Horus Christos~
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 11 July, 2008, 13:03
lol, there is a prequel to lord of the rings, its called 'the hobbit'. Maybe it would be a prequel to the Hobbit? Like the adventures Gandalf faced in his younger days that forged him as the wizard he became when recruiting Bilbo with the Dwarves into Smog's lair That would be awesome!
Comment icon #8 Posted by goalienan on 11 July, 2008, 13:10
Interesting find..My son-in-law is in demolition, and the one thing they always keep intact are the mantles on the fireplaces..They can sell for alot...


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