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I have one of these:

The Artist and The Printer a portfolio of four prints by Josef Albers, Antonio Fransconi,Gabor Peterdi,Reginald Pollack set of four limited edition prints with an introduction by Una E. Johnson.This is number 713 out of 1200. This set of Josef Albers prints were published in 1965 for the Delegates of the XVll Congress of the International Publishers Association in Washington,D. C. June 1965. Each print measures 14 by 17 inches. All original with dust cover and catalog.
Mine is number 990 out of 1200 and it also comes with a letter to the delegates and a letter to me explaining why I have it. (It was a gift from Yale University Press, where I used to work.) The outer cover is not in the greatest condition but everything inside it is in excellent condition.

I don't want this any more, but because it seems like it might be valuable to someone, I don't want to just freecycle it or throw it out. I don't care about getting a lot of money for it, I'd just like it to go to someone who might appreciate it.

If you had something like this you wanted to get rid of, what would you do?


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Feb. 24th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
I'd probably take it to a local auction house. Less hassle than selling on e-bay and they'd know what the best sale to put it in would be. That's what I did with a lithograph I no longer wanted and a bunch of costume jewelry.

www.auctionzip.com is a reasonable way to find local auction houses.
Feb. 24th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
The auction house is a good idea, this way anyone who has been looking to own the item has a chance to find it.
Feb. 25th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Thank you for the tip!
Feb. 24th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
How much would you like for it? I'd love to have it for a reasonable sum - plus postage and insurance of course.

I have *no* idea what it would be worth so if you got it valued and it was within my means I'd buy it from you.
Feb. 25th, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
The antique site linked in my original post prices their copy at $350 and there is another copy listed on Google, up for auction at an auction house, priced around $500 (which is probably excessive).

I wouldn't ask that much, but I figure that my time in finding someone who could safely package it, and shipping and insurance to the UK, would put it in the range of $150. If you want it at that price, send me e-mail.
Feb. 25th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Sending you e-mail right now!
Feb. 24th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
You may want to specify if you care about whether it is broken up and used for derivative works.

I used to be close to two sources of "promotional" printer's releases, as well as a stock photo catalog recpient and a travel brochure recipient. I have been the person who received these castoffs in good conscience (as it seemed a waste to send such high-quality printing directly to paper recycling), and now I have significant quantities of beautiful paper works that are excellent for collage and other art inputs.

Once, a PR person told me that a printer's hope is that the recipient will hang it up or even frame it, thus hopefully keeping a reminder of the company who sent it and of a quality/style which they can print. Did you ever hear this philosophy? (It was told to me when I was a child.)
Feb. 25th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
That philosophy makes sense. I would be fine with its being used for collage. Actually it was part of my collage supplies collection, but I'm just not focusing on collage right now in my crafting, and the collection was taking up too much space, so I'm getting rid of most of it.
Feb. 24th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'd contact the place where you found it online, and see what they say.

Feb. 25th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
Good idea, thanks!
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