TOLKIEN (J.R.R.) Autograph rubric signed ("JRRTolkien") on a bill submitted to him for a pound of Capstan tobacco in

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Lot 221
TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)

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TOLKIEN (J.R.R.)
Autograph rubric signed ("JRRTolkien"): "Quite Correct, & I apologize for neglect and many troubles", entered in red ballpoint on a bill submitted to him for a pound of Capstan tobacco in two-ounce tins, at 82p a tin totalling £6.50, submitted to "Mr J.R.R. Tolkien c/o: Miramar Hotel Bournemouth" on headed paper of the Southern Cigar Co. of 40 The Parade, Canford Cliffs, Poole, and signed by the proprietor, W.B. Crouch; with autograph brown manila envelope, one page, filing-holes, 8vo, 3 March 1972

Footnotes

  • TOLKIEN PAYS FOR SOME PIPE-WEED. As is well-known, the finest varieties are those from Old Toby, Southern Star and, from within the Shire, that from Longbottom in Southfarthing; the latter being the leaf favoured by Sauron and found by Merry and Pippin in the ruins of Isengard. Tolkien himself, as the present bill confirms, favoured Capstan Medium Navy Cut.
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