Posted by Tony Gibb on September 14, 2002 at 06:41:57:
In Reply to: Does mounting detract from value? posted by Jon Pennington on September 14, 2002 at 00:54:19:
Lessons well learnt are never expensive.
Best way of keeping woodblock prints if you want them to increase in value is in a dark paulownia box in an airconditioned romm with no insects. Then you hope that
a. Interset increases and
b. Anyone else with a copy does not look after it.
Displaying them and adapting them for display almost invariably contributes to damage of the print. If you really want to have the images on your walls buy reproductions. These are available for many classical ukiyoe prints, cost little and can be thrown away when the colours fade and the paper tones. Some copies made today using original techniques are so good that the publisher stamps them with a modern seal to avoid confusing the experts.
: I recently purchased a Hasui print off eBay only to discover (much to my horror!) that the print was laid down on a piece of tag board. How much does this deduct from the value of the print?
: I really like the print so I am not too bummed out, but I am collecting with the hope of my collection increasing in value. I guess I have learned a valuable lesson about eBay.....ask first, then bid.
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