As you know, we’re currently conducting our pledge drive to raise funds and keep our servers running. We also have some very exciting auctions going on over at Ebay.
There are some fabulous, exclusive pieces up for grabs – including some things which, usually, money can’t buy! Time is running out on some of our auctions too, so best check them out now. Here are just three that might tickle your fancy:
4-ALA “READ” Bookmarks OUT OF PRINT; LotR and Hobbit
In July 2001, the American Library Association (ALA), in association with New Line Cinema, offered three different Lord of the Rings Bookmarks and identical full-size posters in honour of J.R.R.Tolkien’s works and Peter Jackson’s films. This sale is for just the hard-to-find Bookmarks. They include Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) “Make It AHobbit”; Arwen Evenstar (Liv Tyler) “Fantasize New Worlds”; and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) “Discover Magic”. Also included in this Auction is the newest ALA tribute to Tolkien’s works and Jackson’s films The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) “Take An Unexpected Journey” released in November 2012.
The 3 Lord of the Rings Bookmarks are out of print and will not be re-issued per a 10-year copyright agreement; although Bilbo is still around 🙂 Each Bookmark measures at 2″ x 6″ and is made of light card stock. One side has the picture as seen in this listing, and the other side is blank white.
LOTR and Hobbit Bookmarks Auction
Lord of the Rings Poster with Gandalf by Cauty
Gandalf and the Hobbits was created by J. Cauty in 1973 when he was 17 years old. This Lord of the Rings poster is iconic for the style of the 70s when Tolkien was fast becoming popular. Size is 24″ x 36″
Lord of the Rings Poster with Gandalf by Cauty Auction
Sam and Frodo on Mt. Doom Return of the King movie poster
This is a moment in The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King of the final struggle of Sam and Frodo climbing deadly Mt. Doom and Sam’s heroic action to try and save Frodo and the Quest of the Fellowship. His words are printed on the poster:
“Then let us be rid of it, once and for all! Come on, Mister Frodo. I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you! Come on!”
NEW — Quality of picture is because of camera flash and lighting — Size is 27″ x 40″
Sam and Frodo on Mt Doom Poster Auction