My name is Estelläer. I am a 19 year old French musician, and an avid Tolkien collector living in the United States. Being fond of elves, nature and mythology I find this an enjoyable hobby and aim to be a professional collector someday.
Almost a year ago, I started trading, buying and selling Tolkien on eBay, and by consequence found myself acquiring the most intriguing items almost inevitably.
Limited editions, first printings and signed books. I try not to purchase cheap paperback books or movie memorabilia, but I do have a bit of everything.
I have currently between 150 and 200 books. Not that many, because I strive to acquire real long-term possessions, and not cheap memorabilia.
Historically speaking, my The Return of the King 1st US printing from 1956. Aestethically speaking, my Children of Húrin Super Deluxe Signed Edition. I have many First Printings, which make me very proud of my collection.
Collecting is a never-ending task, and everytime I succeed in finding a valuable item, my collector’s ego rejoices and swells. I don’t expect to ever feel entirely satisfied with my heirlooms. I always need more, and there will always be more.
My long-term intentions are to get my hands on a few Tolkien signed items. I have always wanted to collect swords and weapons from Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, but the truth is I would rather spend the money on more books. Perhaps in any near future when I have money to spare, I will fulfill that desire of mine.
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