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Tolkien 1963 Christmas and New Year Card signed Ronald & Edith, together with handwritten letter

#CLP0167 -Tolkien 1963 Christmas and New Year Card signed Ronald & Edith, together with handwritten letter  - € 23,650


The Christmas and New Year card holds an original photograph of J.R.R. Tolkien in between two friends he spend holiday with.

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Tolkien 1963 Christmas and New Year Card signed Ronald & Edith, together with handwritten letter


The Christmas and New Year card holds an original photograph of J.R.R. Tolkien in between two friends he spend holiday with.

We can read in J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (Chronology - page 64) Tolkien was on a holiday from late March until 1 April 1963, possibly in Bournemouth, but it is spoiled because he is ill with Bronchitis.

The single page letter dated 6 April 1963 on headed paper was addressed to ‘My Dear People’. Tolkien goes on describe his and his wife’s health a ‘disastrous holiday’ and to thank the recipients for their ‘company and kindness’. Accompanying the letter is a Christmas card with photograph of Tolkien flanked by his holiday companions, Wilfrid and Nora.

An extremely rare and unique Tolkien item. An original photography of J.R.R. Tolkien and a handwritten letter.


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