The last known photograph taken of Tolkien is being auctioned off with a first impression of The Hobbit. Now while the book may be out of our league the photo is only valued at £400-600.
Now all one of you has to do is get a ticket for London. You have plenty of time. The auction isn’t until March 18. Make sure you bring a attache case of sterling with you, and presto.
I will gratefully accept the donation on behalf of the Knights of Lepanto, and of course the photo will be displayed in the Tower of Lepanto for all the professed knights to see. Thank you very much.
That was Tolkien’s favorite tree, by the way. Any tree chopping orc would have had to deal with that cane, I am sure.