Jan Boom

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Jan Boom (a.k.a. Fangorn) is a long time Dutch collector and incubator of Tolkien fan activity. He is a former treasurer and audit committee member as well as an active member of Unquendor. He is also a member of other Tolkien Societies as well as a silent partner of the Tolkienwinkel. His pseudonym Fangorn is based on his surname Boom, meaning tree in Dutch.

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J.H.E. (Jan) Boom is a retired financial controller who has been active in Tolkien fandom and as an active collector for many decades. He completed the MULO in 1961.[1] He has also supported numerous Tolkien Societies financially and in kind over the decades. He is a well known attendant of Tolkien events in Europe, including the annual Oxonmoot. He has also supported initiatives around collecting Tolkien books and other material.[2][3][4][5][6] He specializes in rare book editions, calendars and Mithril Miniatures.

In recent years, Jan Boom has sold most of his collection through eBay.[7][8] Jan Boom also collected Dutch artisan ceramic tiles for a time.[9]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The library of the Slovenian Tolkien Society was named Fangornova Library in Jan Boom's honor. He was a great benefactor in the early years of this society.[10]This library is no longer In existence as of 2023.


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