We specialize in vintage published art. Mostly Photogravures, but also some lithographs, engravings and so on. If an item does not identify the printing method you can assume it is a sheet-fed gravure.
Much of our art is from original publications; Portfolios, Books, Catalogues, and magazines for example
Price is a function of demand, rarity, and quality. We do quite a bit of research on each item before we price it. That being said, we are always open to reasonable offers.
We trim and dry mount most of our pieces to help preserve and display them. We utilize acid-free materials and use a seal heat press to adhere the artwork with wax based tissue to the mounting boards. They are ready to frame in standard size frames. Some of our items are of course double sided with great, rare images on both sides. We will only mount those upon request as we feel these would be better free matted so both sides can be displayed.
Condition gradingwe make every effort to adhere to the following guidelines when grading our gravures and prints (Many of these gravures are 75 plus years old and minor aging should be expected..):
“Fine” A print with almost no discernible issues in the image area. A print graded Fine is allowed minute defects in the printing process, but these would not diminish the value of the print, and they would not be noticeable except under close inspection. .
“Excellent” A print with a few minor issues that affect the gravure. Including; a small scuff in the image area that is only discernible upon inspection, All defects should be listed and described.
“Very Good” A print with some minor issues that affect the print. Including, but not limited to: small smudges and or scratches that are visible from a particular angle on inspection, but not directly head-on, or at distance, or covered with glass.
“Good” A print with some visible issues. Slight foxing or edge yellowing or minor discoloration and a few more smudges or scratches as described in "very good".
“Fair” Same as "good" with the image area also affected to a larger degree and may include some browning and minor creases.
“Poor” A print graded Poor will have defects which are immediately noticeable and detract from the beauty of the print. Heavy yellowing or browning, stains, severe foxing, tears, holes, marks, and heavy or multiple creases which were not present at the time of publication (this does not include original fold-out prints). Poor prints are generally not for display unless they are very rare.