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  • Send query to The Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd.
    or we will be unable to reply Phone Address Please enter your question below Press the button and the query will be sent to us Return to Queries page without sending query Return to The Philadelphia Print Shop home page

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  • Looking for an Antique Print, Map or Related Book at The Philadelphia Print Shop
    know What we carry We sell antique prints and maps published from the sixteenth through the early twentieth century We also sell related rare and reference books Here is a general outline of our inventory Historical prints generally no later than the nineteenth century Americana Views Portraits Events Natural History Sporting Native Americans British Maps of all parts of the world up to about 1880 Fine Art prints from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries American European Rare Books Plate books Travels histories and geographies Atlases Reference Books related to the above This is not an exclusive list but it does cover most of our inventory Of course the best way to get a sense of our stock is to visit our on line gallery On Line Gallery Our on line gallery is the place to start when looking for an antique print map or related book We have a wide selection of items for sale on the web covering all aspects of our inventory and in all price ranges Our gallery is intended not only to feature interesting items we have for sale but also to give an overview of our inventory As you browse through its many pages you will develop a sense of the wide variety of prints maps and books we have in our shop Not every item is shown but the gallery does give a good general impression of our inventory Seeking a print map or related book not found in our gallery Though our on line gallery contains many examples of our stock it lists less than 5 of our total inventory We have many more items than we can possibly show on our web site If you have not found what you are seeking in our gallery please contact us with your request

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  • Questions about an antique print, map or related book you own
    indicates it probably is a reproduction Ultimately the issue must be decided by knowing what process the print should be and knowing what the paper should be like This often takes an expert to determine for certain For information on the different processes and terms used above visit our reference library Want information We love antique prints and maps and are delighted to share our enthusiasm and knowledge with those interested in these wonderful artifacts However as we are a small shop trying to stay in business there are professional and practical limits on how much time we can spend offering free advice Therefore we have tried to set up as much on line help as possible for those seeking information about antique prints maps and related books If you follow the links below you may find the answers to your questions so please try this before contacting us directly Reference Library Our on line reference library contains much information on antique prints and maps and is available for everyone s use Gallery We have tried to include useful information about the items listed in our on line gallery If you can find similar items to those you have questions about you might find your answers here Links Our links page lists many sites filled with information on antique prints maps and related books If you have looked on line and still cannot find the answers you seek you are welcome to contact us directly We will answer every email query we get to the extent we can within professional limits As we get hundreds of questions a month it may take some time before we can respond Please be patient If you want to write us that is fine but if you want us to reply please include either your email address or a SASE Free help We are happy to provide at no charge any information which we can give you off the cuff that is without having to do any research And as noted below we will not give out values without charging for an appraisal Research If we have to do any research to provide an answer we must charge for our time at a rate of 225 per hour We are a small business and cannot afford to spend the time needed to do research without charging You may send us an e mail enquiry or contact us by phone fax or mail Please be as detailed and clear as you can when asking your question to avoid our having to write back for further information and so that we can answer your question to the point Note do not send digital images via e mail unless requested to do so Want to sell your print map book We are at all times interested in purchasing quality antique prints maps and related books We will purchase individual items or collections In the nearly two decades we have been in business we have established an excellent

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  • Appraisals of antique prints, maps and related books
    gain enough advantage from the appraisal to recover its cost Secondly even if you ask for an appraisal indicating a wholesale price each dealer figures wholesale prices differently depending on the nature of their business their needs cash flow etc Thus it is very difficult to come up with a wholesale price that would apply to a general range of dealers Finally if you get an appraisal you may be eliminating one of your best options for selling the item in question In order to receive a good appraisal you should have it done by an expert in the field However this expert would likely be one of the potential buyers for the item and when a dealer performs an appraisal then that dealer should not subsequently make an offer for the item This would be an unethical conflict of interest So if we were to do an appraisal for you we could not also make an offer for the item in question Knowing how to treat the item If you are unsure whether your print map or book should have special handling or framing etc we are happy to advise you in this matter at no charge Still if you still want an approximate value an e mail appraisal POV may be appropriate Estate or tax matters These are the most common reasons for obtaining a formal appraisal If upon initial examination we determine that your item does not warrant such an appraisal we will inform you of this at no charge Insurance Depending on the value of the item s in question and the nature of your policy your insurance company may or may not require a formal appraisal A less formal e mail appraisal POV will sometimes suffice for insurance needs Formal Appraisals A formal appraisal is appropriate for most legal and insurance purposes It includes a first hand examination of the item s extensive research a full written description and an appraised value We charge 225 per hour for research and production of a formal document that can be used for legal purposes such as insurance estates gifts etc Added to the above are any necessary travel expenses calculated at 50 per mile if driving or ticket prices if on a common carrier as well as 50 per hour travel time maximum is 8 hours per day Please contact us for further information Please do not send digital images without contacting us first E Mail Appraisal Professional Opinion of Value Where a formal appraisal is not warranted or where it is difficult to have us physically examine the item s in question a less formal e mail appraisal may be appropriate As this procedure does not follow the accepted appraisal standards many appraisers prefer to call this a professional opinion of value POV We charge 45 per item for a POV A POV is good for those who desire a rough idea of the value of an item but do not want to pay for a

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  • Looking for information about antique prints, maps and related books
    and is available for everyone s use Gallery We try to include useful information about the items listed in our on line gallery If you can find similar items to those you have questions about you might find your answers here Links Our links page lists many sites filled with information on antique prints maps and related books If you have looked on line and still cannot find the answers to your questions you are welcome to contact us directly Values We are professional appraisers and therefore it is neither ethical nor fair to our paying clients to give out valuations with no charge We are happy to do appraisals but must charge for these please do not ask us for free statements of value If you are seeking a value for a print map book there are several ways in which you can proceed Look on line If you browse our on line gallery you may be able to find similar items to that you are seeking a value for Though issues of state edition condition etc do affect values this method can provide a general ball park value for the item in question Reference books There are quite a number of price guides for antique prints maps and related books These are based on dealer and auction prices A good city or university library is likely to have one or two of these Doing your own research might provide the information you are seeking Appraisal We are happy to provide you with an appraisal of the item in question We offer both formal appraisals at 175 per hour one hour minimum or less formal e mail appraisals for 45 Please visit our appraisal page for more information Contact Us If you have looked on line and still cannot

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  • Philadelphia Print Shop: Student Help Page
    Research into historical prints and maps can be very rewarding and we encourage all such efforts Unfortunately because we are a small shop and need to work hard to keep in business we cannot spend a significant amount of time answering questions for students We have therefore tried both to provide as much information as we can on our web site and to offer further suggestions and links for students to follow If you have questions about prints maps or related books please follow the links below to see if you can find the answers there On line Reference Library Our on line reference library is for the use of anyone interested in prints printmaking maps and mapmaking Dictionary of printmaking terms Glossary of printmaking nomenclature and abbreviations What Is A Print A discussion of prints and print processes including woodcuts wood engravings engravings etchings lithographs and reprodutions On line Gallery Our web gallery contains descriptions of all sorts of antique prints and maps If we have listed a similar type of print or map to that in which you are interested you can find much information here Links Our links page lists many web sites which contain further information

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  • Currier and Ives Queries
    do research for you Our rate is 225 per hour and we can provide you with a full typed description of your print with or without an appraised value You can visit our on line listing of Currier Ives prints to see if you can find the print in question there You can visit our links page which lists many sites containing further information on Currier Ives You can look in the standard references on Currier Ives Frederic A Conningham Currier Ives Prints An Illustrated Check List This is the first and most used standard reference on the firm The first edition listed about 5 700 different titles and by the time the last edition was issued in 1983 the list had grown to almost 7 000 It is to this Conningham list that most collectors and dealers refer to when citing a Currier Ives print the number often being given as e g C 1458 This volume is often available from our bookstore along with other Currier Ives references Gale Research s Currier Ives A Catalogue Raisonné This is an equally impressive and even more comprehensive listing of prints compiled and published by the Gale Research Company This massive two volume set is not as often used as the more practically sized Conningham but it does contain more items 7 500 listed titles and has useful cross references and indexes Unfortunately it is now out of print though a second edition is promised soon The AHPCS Currier Ives list Despite the existence of the huge catalogues compiled by Conningham and Gale new titles still turn up from time to time An effort is being made by the American Historical Print Collectors Society to maintain a current listing of Currier Ives prints not recorded in either Conningham or Gale The hope is that any newly discovered Currier Ives prints will be sent to the AHPCS for inclusion there Want to know what your Currier Ives print is worth We are professional appraisers and therefore it is neither ethical nor fair to our paying clients to give out valuations with no charge We are happy to do appraisals but must charge for these Please do not ask us for free valuations If you are seeking a value for your Currier Ives print there are several ways in which you can proceed Look on line If you browse our Currier Ives listing you may be able to find the print or a similar one you are seeking a value for Though condition margins color etc do affect values greatly this can at least give you a ball park figure for your print Price guides There are quite a number of Currier Ives price guides and a good city or university library is likely to have one of these We do not recommend these price guides for a number of reasons but again they can provide a general ball park figure for your print Appraisal We are happy to provide you with an

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  • Philadelphia Print Shop On-Line Reference Library
    our reference library we would be happy to help if we can Please visit our queries page to find out how we might be able to be of assistance All text is copyrighted by The Philadelphia Print Shop Ltd and is intended for non commercial use by our web site visitors Questions about a print or map I own Most questions we get concern items owned by the questioner We are happy to help where we can However we are a business with a small staff and there are limits both practical and professional as to the assistance we can offer We have some reference pages listed below with general information that might answer the questions you have Check these first and if they do not help you are welcome to contact us as explained on our queries page I want to know what it is I have I want to sell my print map book I want to know the value of my print map book Care of maps and prints The Care of Art on Paper Archival Framing General Printmaking Dictionary of printmaking terms Glossary of printmaking nomenclature and abbreviations What Is A Print A discussion of prints

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