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J R R Tolkien - 1950's style tiled Fireplace surround from his Master Bedroom See original listing
J-R-R-Tolkien-1950s-style-tiled-Fireplace-surround-from-his-Master-Bedroom
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Used
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19 Feb, 2013 12:03:06 GMT
Starting bid:
£100,000.00
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Free Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
Oxford, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
150993518773
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Last updated on  09 Feb, 2013 13:24:11 GMT  View all revisions

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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
 
J R R Tolkien lived at 76 Sandfield Road, Headington, Oxford during the years 1953-1968. We all know about the 'Lord Of The Rings' and the recent huge film success, but he also had 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return Of The King' published (1954) whilst living there. As part of the C S Lewis Tour that I once operated, I would visit the former home with visitors for photographs. On one such occasion I was offered the Fireplace surround that had been removed from Tolkiens Master Bedroom as pictured and now offered for sale. This grey fleck/burgundy coloured tiled fireplace surround is a once only opportunity for lovers of JRR Tolkien to own a part of our history that is so radically different, unique and an investment that can never be repeated! More detailed information can be seen at http://www.picturesofengland.com/oxford/cslewistours/memorabilia/tolkienmemorabilia.html

I have the original letter of authenticity from the owners of the property, who removed the surround whilst carrying out refurbishments. The document will naturally go to the new owner of the fireplace surround with the sale.

This Fireplace surround was previously offered for sale on Ebay at $250,000 which today equates to approximately £158, 207.00

Starting Price £100,000.00 Buy it Now £150,000.00 applies for the fireplace surround.

If the Fireplace surround is sold outside the UK the buyer shall be responsible for any customs, tax, or other liabilities in total should they apply. I will cover the cost of packing and delivery worldwide, but will not cover the item for insurance purposes.

The delivery is shown as 3-5 days only because there appeared to be no other option, but I think 14-28 days more likely. It will also depend on funds being cleared (PayPal or Cheque) before the item is released.

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