Selling pictures from books

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Jules007
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Re: Selling pictures from books

Post by Jules007 » Sat 22 Sep, 2018 5:17 pm

Well spotted.
I might just get a copy and see how it goes.

jay
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Re: Selling pictures from books

Post by jay » Thu 25 Oct, 2018 11:03 pm

Sell the frame with a "free" print inside! :D

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Re: Selling pictures from books

Post by Not your average framer » Fri 26 Oct, 2018 7:26 pm

Sorry, but I don't think it works like that. If the print is the collectible and desirable item, the frame is something you hope that they ask you to make for them. Downgrading the value of the print by making it a free item to sell the frame is turning something that should be exclusive and with a price to match into a car boot, or flea market items of dubious importance. Perception is everything!

There's no point to getting into this market at all unless there is going to be something special about the perception that is created about it as an item, This is a niche market item for those who are willing pay an appropriate price for it. Also the fact the Jules sells items like this is going to create part of the image about which end of the market this shop is in, namely the better quality end of the market.

In recent years it has become normal to present antique prints in thicker mounts, (perhaps 2.5mm thick) which of course results in more impressive mount bevels. Presentation has everything to do price and the right presentation gives the item a look of importance. This is a market for those who will exercise care and discernment of what they offer for sale and taps right in to quality interior design accessories for the well presented older homes.
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