I love books. Fiction, non-fiction, reference, it doesn't matter. I love old books even better. My best find? 1667 book on religion off of Craigslist. Cost-$30, Sold-$160.
This Weeks's Big Win
July 18th, 2012- Went to the preview of Big Valley Auction this morning in anticipation of tonight's big sale. I placed absentee bids on 4 items. Three jewellery lots and a bid on a lot of 90 signed and numbered limited edition prints. I did a little homework on the prints when I got home and found out the artist passed away last year. I'll let you know tomorrow how it all pans out.
July 19, 2012- Okay, I managed to pick up 50 signed and numbered prints from the Canadian artist, Ronald David Thompson. These are mono prints which basically means they are handmade by the artist using traditional and serigraph paper printing. A monoprint starts with a silkscreen, however instead of a stencil, Thompson hand paints the image directly onto the screen and then the image is pressed through the silk and onto the paper. Doing some research, these signed prints go for about $225 to $250 each with his larger works going upto $1200. Here's the 2 prints, 25 copies of each. "The Picnic" and "The Boxer". I managed to buy these extremely well, so I will be putting them on Kijiji, Craigslist and Ebay for $40 each.