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Parmastahir
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Hulloo Varnafindë -

Having known you (if only virtually) and having had your support (with the translation), I knew that you were serious about this calendar, and I did not see any reason to delay its delivery to you. So I sent your copy of the calendar yesterday morning! The only thing I can say is that it could be there in three days or it could take three weeks. I have no control over the vagaries of the post services between here and there. I check in here daily, so please post to confirm its safe arrival. On behalf of HI, thank you for your order and enjoy!

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Thanks a lot! Yes, I'll make sure to announce its arrival when that happens []
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2008 S.T.E.

Added the 2008 Sociedad Tolkien Española calendar to the catalog at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

Hope you enjoy it.

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My calendar has arrived safe and sound!
It's a beauty! []

Tomorrow I'm meeting another Tolkien fan, so I'll show it to her. Maybe you get yet another customer? []

And now I'll go to your site to watch the digital version of it as well []

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I am very pleased that it arrived safely (as I worry about "my babies" when they are "out there" in the wide world) and that you like it. There are only two copies left and I do not think that we will print any more (as orders have fallen off as we get into Afteryule). I'm not trying to push a sale. I'm only warning you that two remain and that will probably be the end of them. In all, less than 100 will have been printed making them relatively rare. Suggest you save your copy (and especially the envelope!) as it will probably become something of great interest to future collectors (of calendars, at least!) Especially as it is the first in what we hope will be an annual series from HI (and I already have two artists lined up for 2009).

I hope this finds you well and I certainly thank you once again for your support of HI.

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I (finally) updated the Calendar of the Month feature for February on my website:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

You can now find 13 illustrations with a common theme: the 1977 centerfold by the Bros Hildebrandt and 12 by Colin Williams. In order to do any more of such "theme" Calendar of the Month features, I am going to have to go through all of my calendars and compile a list of each illustration . . . no small task as I have collected about 240 of the 271 calendars that I have been able to catalog! Wish me luck!

Thanks all for visiting.

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Added a new calendar to the catalog (and my collection): the Pocket (France) "Calendrier 2008 Collector." It has a single Tolkien-related illustration within: "The Fellowship of the Ring" by John Howe. It was a bonus for purchasing Pocket books at Christmas.

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Discovered a new (previously unknown to me) Tolkien calendar: "Calendrier 2002 Tolkien". Issued in France (curiously, I think it is a Pocket issue as was the preceeding entry) and a unique format in my collection. Find it in the 2002 or French sections at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

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Updated the CotM for March at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

Hope you like it.

Spring is coming!

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Updated the Calendar of the Month feature for April at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

Hope you like this one!

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Added a 1996 Ediciones Minotauro to the catalog at:

http://www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

You can find it in the 1996 - 1998 and Spain listings.

Happy Spring to all!

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Parmastahir

p.s. - And if anyone out there can help me collect any of the Spanish Ediciones Minotauro calendars, I would be grateful for the help. Thanks!

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May CotM

Updated the Calendar of the Month feature for May at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

It's one that I only recently "discovered".

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Today there is no month on my Shire Calendar at all! []

Unless you reckon the Summerdays as a micro month of sorts []

Yesterday was 1st Lithe.
Today is Midyear's Day, and tomorrow is Overlithe (because of the leap year), two days that don't even belong to a week.
The day after tomorrow will be 2nd Lithe.

Then the next day again (which, incidentally, is better known to us as 1st July) will be 1st Afterlithe.

It's quite interesting to see it actually being played out on a real calendar []
Kudos to all of you who made the project possible []

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Hello all -

Have not posted since May or so. It seems a very long time and yet the summer seems to have passed very quickly.

Not much news on calendar collecting. Picked up a few over the summer. But as most serious collectors find (I suspect), the more one has, the harder it is to find items that one doesn't have.

Attended MythCon 39 at CCSU on 15 - 16 August. Ted Nasmith attended and very graciously signed all of Tolkien calendars (that I brought from my collection) that he had illustrated for me , and signed a copy of the new 2009 issue (that he was selling at his dealers' table). Also, four of the illustrators of the 1990 NOT Tolkien Calendar attended (not surprisingly, perhaps, as it was a MythSoc creation), and they signed my copy of it. And the meeting itself was very interesting and a great deal of fun.

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p.s. - Hoping to have it ready LONG before the New Year, we have started work on the 2009 HI calendar. Jef Murray has done up a wonderful cover for it, and I have enlisted the talents of two illustrators (one from Poland, the other from Australia). Keep an eye on the HI website or my calendar website for its announcement. With the support of the many that purchased it last year, HI not only got into the black (began running a positive balance of funds), they began offering free memberships to the Northeast Tolkien Society (it being no longer necessary to collect membership dues). We intend to continue with the Shire Reckoning format. Will keep you posted!

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2009 Heren Istarion/Northeast Tolkien Society Calendar!

If interested, you can check out the 2009 Heren Istarion/Northeast Tolkien Society calendar at:

http://herenistarion.org

You can find a link to the calendar and ordering info in Main Menu (fourth item in the left-hand column.) Jef Murray has provided cover artwork and sketches. We have two new illustrators this year: Catherine (Kasiopea) Chmiel and Colin (Bungo) Williams. Kasiopea is a well-known illustrator from Poland. Bungo is an amateur (in name only!) from Australia.

I was so proud of the 2008 calendar that I was worried that the 2009 could not possibly live up to it . . . this in spite of the fact that I had lined up Kasia and Bungo as the illustrators (and love both of their works.) I need not have worried. I got a proof of it from my daughter last week and it looks GREAT! I am REALLY happy with it!!

Proceeds benefit HI/NETS. Last year's calendar was so popular that membership in HI/NETS is now free.

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Thanks for telling us!
I made sure to order my copy early this time []

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My daughter and I printed the 2009 Heren Istarion / Northeast Tolkien Society calendar last evening. I will be getting the order list from Jessie & Anthony and posting very soon and posting them next week. So those that have ordered should see their calendars well before Christmas and the New Year.

I think it a wonderful creation (but I am biased in this matter!) Please consider ordering one (at http://herenistarion.org ) for your use during the year (or collection of Tolkienalia.) This may be your only chance to see some of Colin William's illustrations. He is an amateur (in name only!) and his work is not well-known.

Thank you!

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For those interested, I updated my website today with the seven 2009 calendars that I have been able to catalog/collect (so far!)

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I got the order list from Jessie at HI/NETS yesterday and packaged/addressed them all. So these will going to the post office tomorrow (Monday, 1 December.) Even those (this means Varnafindë) in Europe who ordered a copy should see them well before Christmas and the New Year. If you are looking for an unusual gift for that Tolkieniac in your family or among your friends, consider this calendar, a gift that will be used every day, all year long. Thank you for your support of HI/NETS.

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Updated my Tolkien calendar website with several new entries: a calendar of photos of New Zealand sites where the LotR movies were filmed; a recently discovered 1994 calendar based upon an iconic 1977 poster. Check them out at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! []

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I have a new name to add to my list of favorite artists:
Catherine (Kasiopea) Chmiel!
I got my calendar the other day, and looking through it and coming to her first entry, I thought, Oh, I really like that!

Over all, in fact I prefer this calendar to last year's - personal taste, of course!
Thanks to all who did such a good job in having it made!

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Hulloo Varnafindë -

I am pleased both that "my baby" arrived safely and that you like it. I, too, love Kasia's work. She was most generous with her work and time. While we were trying to put this all together, she had a baby (mother and child are doing well!), moved to a new apartment, and tried to keep up on commissioned works. In spite of this, she redrew "The Company" illustation that appears in the centerfold of the HI/NETS calendar. The previous version that I had wanted to use in that location (of honor; it is as important as the cover to me) was no longer available to her in a hi-res file. So she simply drew it again (which I think amazing in and of itself!)

Thank you for ordering a copy. I hope you use it in good health all the year through.

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A short note to inform those interested of three calendars that I just received and entered on my website. Two (A3 and A4 size) are the annual offerings from Colin Williams. The third is also from Mr. Williams. But it is his first attempt at both full-color illustrations and subjects from LotR. Previously, all illustrations were pen and ink and depicted scenes from "The Hobbit." Colin was generous enough to allow me to feature illustrations from his previous calendars in the 2009 HI/NETS calendar.

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

Happy New Year to all!

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300!

With the addition of the 2009 Elendilion and Parmadili issues to my collection, I have now been able to catalog 300 Tolkien calendars. Thank you to everyone who has helped me discover and collect these. Your support is very much appreciated. You can discover them all at:

www.angelfire.com/tn3/tolkiencalendars

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