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FAQ's

CCB Aviation Ltd “FAQs”

Frequently Asked Questions
You may find the following information of help when selecting the print(s) of your choice. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us.
The Signature
Every limited edition print bears the unique signature of the artist. This signature is the artist’s seal of approval that the print is a faithful and accurate reproduction of his original painting. Over the years collectors have demonstrated their enthusiasm for prints countersigned by pilots and/or crew members. Wherever possible we try to accommodate this preference, but sometimes it is either impractical or prohibitively expensive. e.g. when the relevant people live overseas.
Limited Edition Prints
A predetermined number of prints published from an original piece of art. The quantity of prints published can vary from edition to edition and publisher to publisher. Typically, an edition will be 500 or less. The fewer there are the rarer the print. Each print is individually numbered. e.g. 15/850.
Remarque Edition Prints
This is a small original drawing or sketch made by the artist in the lower white margin/border of the print, either to the right or left of the print title and caption. Generally, an artist would not Remarque more than 50 prints in an edition, each one of which attracts a premium price because of its uniqueness. i.e. no two drawings/remarques will ever be exactly the same. Remarqued prints tend to be the most valuable, collectable and prized of any edition.
Artist Proof Edition Prints
These are published in addition to the main edition and signed as Artist Proof or A/P. Traditionally these prints are reserved for the artist’s personal use, and usually do not exceed more than 10% of any one edition. Nowadays, most publishers and artists make this allocation available to collectors at a slight premium.
Publisher Proof Edition & Other Special Edition Prints
These are published in addition to the main edition and signed as Publisher Proof or P/P. Traditionally these prints are reserved for the Publisher’s commercial use, and usually do not exceed more than 20% of any one edition. Generally, these special editions carry additional signatures and occasionally additional items with the main print, such as a signed, matching numbered, companion print or a book. This allocation is made available to collectors at a slight premium on the main limited edition. Such special editions can also be titled as Commemorative or Tribute proofs.
Paper Quality
We use 300-gram (350 gram since June 2003) acid free paper of the finest quality (in accordance with ISO 9706), manufactured using Elemental Chlorine Free Pulps and vegetable based lightfast inks not less than BW7 on the lightfast scale printing process. We use four-colour Offset Lithography, the most widely used form of printing today.

Secondary Market
Once an edition has sold out, the prints normally begin to attract a higher value, based on how quickly the edition sold out and the present demand for the print in question. Collectors will sometimes offer such prints for sale through an advertisement at a price they feel the print is now worth; this is known as the ‘Secondary Market’. It is always worth contacting us to see if we might be able to help source a specific print.
Sold Out
This indicates that we have sold out of that particular product. It is possible, though, that we may be able to locate the item from an alternative source.
Please contact us in the first instance.
Framing / Mounting
We recommend that prints are “Conservation Mounted.” This will help preserve the life as well as the value of your limited edition print. If you take your print to a framer please be sure to take your time over the selection of both the mount and frame, keeping in mind the décor of the room where you propose to hang the picture. The cost can vary enormously depending on the size of the print, quality of frame chose and the quality of glass used, ie UV protection.
Due to the difficulty in shipping framed pictures and minimizing possible damage in transit, we regret we are unable to provide prints already framed, unless specifically requested and appropriate packaging, shipping and insurance costs are allowed for.
US$ Prices
Due to the constant change in exchange rates we have removed US$ prices from our web site. If you would like to find out how much one of our prints is in your local currency you might like to use this web site for a quick and easy comparison;
http://www.xe.com/ucc/

 


 

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