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Own Tolkien's fireplace!


Mar 6 2007, 12:42pm

Post #1 of 4 (2591 views)
Own Tolkien's fireplace! Can't Post


This original tiled fireplace surround from the former Master Bedroom of J. R. R. Tolkien's home at: 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford, UK is for sale.

Books published whilst J. R. R. Tolkien lived here include:
'The Fellowship of the Ring' (1954), 'The Two Towers' (1954), and 'The Return of the King' (1955).

Wow! This beautiful, original, fireplace surround is a one off that can never be repeated.
It can only be copied!
What would you give to have this original in your lounge, where it would rightly fascinate your friends?
Price: $250,000

Anyone have a few tens of thousands to chip in? We can send it around the globe a la Flat Frodo! Cool



(Formerly drogo of the two names!)

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Mar 6 2007, 5:22pm

Post #2 of 4 (2096 views)
wow. On so many levels, wow. [In reply to] Can't Post

First of all, it WOULD be cool to own that fireplace. But at the same time, I can't believe the current owners are trying to get $250,000 for it!! What a rip off! It's just a very simple tile fire surround. That seems so mercenary to me, in the worst possible way - 'I have something which was once in some way connected to Tolkien - let's make a fast buck by selling it to some gullible fool for a huge fortune...'

OK, I admit that if I had loads and loads of cash I might be that gullible fool - but still, wow at the audacity of the sellers.

Thanks for posting the link - very interesting!

'There are older and fouler things than orcs in the deep places of my fridge...'


Mar 6 2007, 11:49pm

Post #3 of 4 (2084 views)
I can see a hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

sitting next to him in front of a fire in a darkened room... quietly smoking their pipes.
*sigh* Thanks for finding this, drogo. :)

sample sample
Trust him... The Hobbit is coming!

"Barney Snow was here." ~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

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Mar 21 2007, 8:54am

Post #4 of 4 (2446 views)
I don't know how I missed this post before now. My only comment is.. [In reply to] Can't Post

what a rip-off.

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