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This Contract of Bilbo Baggins replica by Weta is a remarkable artefact created by the 3 Foot 7 Art Department of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand. Hand made by calligrapher and artist Daniel Reeve, who made the iconic original contract used in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, this is an absolutely authentic prop replica. To create each replica, Daniel scans his original script which is then digitally printed onto five separate pieces of high-quality watercolour paper, which is then die-cut to shape. Daniel explains the choice of paper, which is the same that was used during filming: "The paper for the Contract is Arches watercolour 185gsm Cold-Pressed. A beautiful paper for calligraphy, with enough tooth to generate skips, texture, and character in any pen work, it takes ink and paint beautifully, and can withstand repeated wettings." Daniel then commences the process of painting the edges of the various sheets and stitching them together by hand, and then fastens the thread with wax seals. He painstakingly applies every crease and every wrinkle by hand, ageing the paper to achieve an authentic looking prop replica. Each Contract is the work of one man and is totally unique. Daniel's craft is indeed a rare one and this is a prop replica the likes of which few have seen.Available in a strictly limited supply, each Contract of Bilbo Baggins is shipped tied with a ribbon, and rolled up in a plain cardboard box. Included are also instructions for how to roll up the contract after use.Measuring 9 in x 4.5 in x 2.2 in when rolled, and 25.8 in x 54.3 in unrolled, the contract comes with a printed Certificate of Authenticity signed by hand by Daniel Reeve.
Price: 449.95

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