As you know, over the next couple of weeks or so TORn is conducting a pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. But, as you might know, we also have some very exciting auctions going on over at ebay.
We have some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Here’s just three that might tickle your fancy:
NIB Lord of the Rings “No Admittance” Bag End Bookend & 1-vol HC set by Sideshow
This exclusive, specially produced 2003 gift set, packaged in a windowpane display box of a special color-scheme, includes a hardcover one-volume edition of The Lord of the Rings with movie tie-in jacket art (a view of Rivendell) which is unique to this set, and an exquisite pair of bookends featuring Gandalf knocking on the door of Bag End on one side, with Bilbo at the door on the other. This is a limited edition, boxed set of The Lord of the Rings “No Admittance” bookends environment sculpture from Houghton Mifflin, Sideshow WETA Collection.
Sculptures have been hand-cast in heavy weight polystone and hand-painted to the highest standards by the artists of Sideshow/Weta. This is a rare chance to own a fabulous addition to any Middle-earth collection! This item is BRAND NEW in the original manufacturer’s box with all the original accessories. 9.5 long x 6 high x 5 wide inches.
No Admittance Sideshow bookends plus one-volume LOTR
Sideshow Weta Gollum Polystone Bust. Limited edition! EXCELLENT CONDITION!
In excellent condition, the head, neck and arms of Sméagol are expertly captured in this quarter scale bust. This 6-inch Sméagol Bust is made out of heavy weight polystone and is situated on a classic display base featuring Lord of the Rings logo and hand-numbered edition size. Tortured and wretched by the lure of the One Ring, Sméagol, later Gollum, is a withered, piteous creature. Driven mad and twisted by his loss of the Ring decades ago, he hunts Middle-earth, searching everywhere for his “precious”.
Limited edition, number 1094/6000. EXCELLENT CONDITION! Original packaging. 5.5″ H (140mm) x 2.5″ W (64mm) x 4.25” D (108mm)
Limited-edition Sideshow Weta Gollum polystone bust auction
Paperback: The Book of Lost Tales 2: The History of Middle-earth, v.2 Tolkien
This second part of THE BOOK OF LOST TALES includes the tale of Beren and Lúthien, Turin and the Dragon, Necklace of the Dwarves, and the Fall of Gondolin. Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay, together with the texts of associated poems, as well as information on names and vocabulary in the earliest Elvish languages.
Condition: Very Good: A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.
Demosthenes’ note: BOLT II contains the only full telling of the Fall of Gondolin, a manuscript of 50 pages or so that Tolkien wrote while convalescing on Western Front during WWI. The language is somewhat archaic, but is quite vivid and dramatic. It’s an enthralling, if tragic, tale. Of all the stories within HOME, this may be the most gripping, and most approachable. If you’re unsure if HOME is for you, this may be the easiest place to start.
Book of Lost Tales Vol II auction