Of Tolkien interest: collection of letters and documents relating to Pamela Chandler’s. commission to photograph J. R. R. Tolkien, including copy of a typed letter dated 12 July 61 from Rayner Unwin to Tolkien proposing a photographic portrait, facsimile typed follow-up letter from Pamela Chandler to Tolkien dated July 24th 1961, further correspondence between Pamela Chandler an Allen and Unwin (Tolkien's publishers) and also other companies requesting use of the subsequent photos, also included in this lot are two notebooks in which Pamela recorded details of visit/visits to the Tolkien's and her observances - 'it could have been an exciting feeling or even awe inspiring but I knew that where I was going was to meet again after 5 years two of the most adorable people you could care to meet and I can never think of one without the other, to me they are as one a perfect compliment to each other.'. Also in this lot a typed copy of the article 'The Tolkien Phenomenon' by Charlotte and Denis Plimmer (referenced in the typed letter from Tolkien - Lot 1265 in this sale....'Mr and Mrs Plimmer a few days ago sent me a draft of their article. I think it is ill-written, though more pretentious, in fact actually little better than other recent interviews. Much of it I resent as an impertinent intrusion into my privacy. I have this morning phoned Messrs. Allen & Unwin and told them that I will have nothing more to do with it. For reasons which I do not understand, Miss Hill of Allen & Unwin asserts that they will not be prepared to use any of your admirable photographs not taken specifically for the purpose of this article...'. (Qty)
Sold for £920
Tolkien phenomenon article, pages 1-16 only - appears to end abruptly so final part presumably not present
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Auction: Specialist Collector's Sale Featuring The Photographer Pamela Chandler's (1928-1993) Collection, Wed, 1st Dec 2021
Presale viewing and attendance on sale day strictly by appointment only, please book your appointment by telephoning the office on 01206 754754. Please note cars are on view off site Saturday 27th November between 10am-12pm and Monday 29th November between 10am-3pm, details will be given on booking an appointment
Three day Collectors' sale to incorporate Coins, Weapons and Militaria.
Day One - Lots 1 - 1099 (Jewellery, Coins & Militaria)
Day Two - Lots 1100 - 1917 (Ceramics & Glass; The Photographer Pamela Chandler's Collection lots 1450-1553 including photographs, negatives, letters including from J R R Tolkein, first edition books & related material; Ephemera & Stamps; Books & Toys)
Day Three - Lots 1979 - 2765 (Cars & Automobilia; Vintage & Designer Clothing; Music, Cameras & Miscellaneous)
Presale viewing strictly by appointment will be:
Friday 26th November 1pm until 5pm
Saturday 27th November 9am until 1pm
Monday 29th November 9am until 5pm
Please note cars are on view off site Saturday 27th November between 10am-12pm and Monday 29th November between 10am-3pm, details will be given on booking an appointment
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