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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Small J.R.R. Tolkien Collection

In all honesty I’m not sure when this turned into a “collection”!

The first time I remember reading “the Hobbit” was when my kids were only turning teenagers!  Some 30 odd years ago! sheesh.  It was when my eyes were better and so I read a pocket paperback version.. then later I purchased the green hardback below.  Somewhere along the line Rankin/Bass made the cartoon of the Hobbit for television. If I remember right the music was quite good and I guess it made it so young children wouldn’t be quite as afraid of the “darker” parts.



The Rankin/Bass gave me cartoons to try to copy and embroider..which took me some 8 or 9 months to do.


I also still have a very beaten up / water logged version of the Silmarillion that was given to my brother in 1977.  The inscription reads: To Jim from George, Pat and Boys. (obviously I was married at the time)  My brothers apartment got flooded when an upstairs apartment had a fire.  All the water from the fire trucks made it’s way down to the bottom apartments and they lost a lot..but he saved this book.


My collection grew when, again after reading paperbacks, I bought this hardback trilogy of Lord of the Rings.


And who could not buy the dvds???  The extra one of the Two Towers was again, a gift to my brother one Christmas.


As each movie came out I managed to add the Visual Companion books…


In two of the books I even have some signatures (not all are shown)


Unfortunately, I never got to meet Ian.. a friend got this signature for me.  But I’d still love to meet him one day!

…I loved meeting Andy Serkis!!! What a nice, nice man!


Here are some signatures of some I did not meet but obtained through Creation Convention.


Most recently I found these two different Journals…


…and some bookmarks.  This journal is a fake leather with lined paper for writing.


This other journal is with artwork in it….


lovely artwork!…



Nice drawing below of Treebeard.


Over the years I collected these other paper journals with more artwork.




And then of course my friend Kris gave me Gandalf the Grey!


and another friend, Michelle, managed to get these smaller posters for me.. they will be a little late for Christmas but I am super happy she managed to get them!!!


I can safely say that eons ago, when I first read The Hobbit, I certainly never imagined it would turn into such a “collection”!!!  The fact is: I never meant it to be a collection!  But then again.. there’s not a thing here I’d want to get rid of!


Blogger Cath said...

I first read The Hobbit when I was 17 or 18 I think. Then I went on to read The Lord of the Rings. Loved them both of course.

Not sure I weould call that a 'small' collection, Pat. LOL

6:16 PM  
Blogger Chris Howard said...

I hate to tell you mama, but I don't think that's a "small" collection :p But it sure is a beautiful one!!

2:22 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

That is a lovely collection of Tolkien items. I used to have the Tolkien journal and tomorrow I am going to check to see if I still have it. I really like the posters you are getting, and love the bookmark! Well done, Pat! Collections because you love something - they are the best :-)

12:56 AM  

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