1st Dec, 2021 10:00

Specialist Collector's Sale Featuring The Photographer Pamela Chandler's (1928-1993) Collection

Lot 1470


Edith Tolkien (1889-1971) two hand written double sided letters

Edith Tolkien (1889-1971) two hand written double sided letters, the first dated Nov 18th /67 - 'My Dear Pamela, Thank you very much for writing - we are so glad you are busy and have plenty of work now - As you see, we are at home - we had almost five weeks at Bournemouth - and with lots of kindness and care my husband is wonderfully much better tho' can't do much yet and is easily tired. My arthritis- unfortunately is a good deal worse - and I can scarcely walk at all. As for stairs, - it's good to hear Didon and his child are well and get long walks. We had dreadful gales and heavy rain at Bournemouth- but sunny last week and warm! Now very cold and frosty - but dry. Priscilla is staying at home this year - so we expect to spend Xmas with her. I'm so glad you are going to Somerset. I have a cousin living at Worle near Weston Super Mare. Very many thanks for getting the prints done for us. Our love and good wishes to you - Edith W Tolkien'. Together with a letter dated December 5th /67 - 'Dear Pamela, we are delighted with the photographs - Thankyou very much for sending them. They were beautifully packed - and we were intrigued as to whom the two-piece face was! My husband is much better but easily tired and can't do much work yet. I hope you will enjoy X-mas and have a prosperous New Year. Priscilla will be calling in, I expect, & I will give her your love. Again - very many thanks and our love to you. Edith W Tolkien.' (2)

Sold for £260


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Auction: Specialist Collector's Sale Featuring The Photographer Pamela Chandler's (1928-1993) Collection, 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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