The other day, having gone to an oriental bazaar with the firm intention of tracking down a riveted mail shirt and some other old bits of rusty metal and junk, we paused in a shop to buy drinks. (It was 45 degrees Celsius in the shade, I thought I would surely cook on the hoof) And look what I found! Tutti Frutti Lord of the Rings Bubble Gum with Super Toys! Complete with the film logo and an inspired selection of artwork, from Alan Lee‘s depiction of Númenor through a lot of my work to film imagery, including the Gandalf in his cart I did for Peter Jackson.
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).