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Our continuously updated inventory of a quarter million genuine, historical antique prints and maps offers the most thorough, comprehensive stock available on the World Wide Web. All pictures are suitable for framing. Quantity discounts on top of our already low prices. Every item we sell is guaranteed original and suitable for framing, and is backed by our "no questions asked", full refund, return policy.
We have been supplying picture framers and antiquarian map & print dealers for over 20 years. Our inventory encompasses examples of the cartographer's art from the 16th to the 19th century, along with engravings, lithographs and etchings by leading artists of their generation. SEARCH our on-line Databases for historic maps, views, and engravings on virtually every subject, including Vanity Fair (Spy) Cartoons. All our offers are genuine old and historical items on a wide range of subjects. Postaprint also supplies Art Galleries, Shops and Fine Art Retailers.
Antique used to mean over 100 years old - and for the purists only items made before 1830. These days the definition is a little blurred by the introduction of the words 'collectibles' & 'collectables'. What exactly is antique and collectible ? If something is a collectable antique, is it genuinely antiquarian or a much more recent collectable ? What makes a map antique ? When is a print antique ? At Postaprint, we would say over 100 years old. Others may have a different definiton. So, whether you are looking for an antique view of anywhere , antique maps of the world, or your local city plan, just try our On-line Databases.
We are often asked for antique appraisals - but on the Net this is hardly practical. Without actually seeing the item, we do not feel able to offer an opinion. There are some Websites offering antique appraisal services - See our APPRAISALS Page.
Antique auctions can be a pleasure and fun, BUT do be careful ! Decide how much you are prepared to pay and like any other antique auction, don't get carried away. Shop around first to get some idea of what similar items are priced at. And do remember, CONDITION IS ALL IMPORTANT. Antique price guides can be a big help, but printed information in book form can be out of date in a fast changing market. See our APPRAISALS Page. When you actually attend an antique sale, you can touch and see what you might be buying. On the internet, you do need to be more careful. Check the dealer's credentials - do they take credit cards (which can be a big protection for you) - what returns policy do they have ? To check Postaprint's credentials, CLICK HERE.
If you are looking for an Antique map , then we have a wide range to offer. Virtually every country, town and city plans, as well a Nautical sea charts. Please do use our On-line Database to search for your interests. Antique art covers a very wide area, ranging from maps, prints, engravings, pictures, old master paintings, and much more. Whether you are looking for an antique print map or book, our extensive databases can provide the answer ! From antique botanical prints, wildlife, birds, views and for fine art prints generally. Our ILN Database provides a wealth of information including details of many a historical event , such the American Civil War, old navy prints, indeed, anything from a picture of an old woman to pretty young ladies. The contents of Illustrated London News , a very old newspaper, are fascinating. Do use the extensive search capabilities of our Databases to find what you want. Search by CATEGORY help is provided.
If you are searching for a reliable antique dealer we have extensive onward links - just CLICK HERE for our Links Page. You may well even find a local antique shop or antique stores listed. Suggestions for additions to our Links Pages are always welcome.
If you are looking for an antique book , we have a few to offer. These are mostly antiquarian books of views or with colour plates. They are not an area in which we specialise, but we do have some interest, quite rare and scarce items on offer. Here again, we are sometimes asked for an antique book value or to offer an antiquarian book appraisal, but for the reasons stated above, we would suggest you see our APPRAISALS Page. There are many antique book stores and book dealers to be found on our LINKS PAGES. Having been in this business for many years we have found that antiquarian book sellers are a very honest 'breed'. Of course there are always a few rotten apples, but generally speaking you will receive courteous and expert advice. We do urge you however to shop around and to compare prices. An antiquarian book search of our own Database can be augmenting by using some of the other search facilities to be found on our links page. Our Links pages will also provide related sites, such as a historical society , genealogy, libraries, university collections and similar fascinating information.
Collecting as a hobby should be driven by an interest in the subject, rather than for investment. If, over the years, your antique collecting results in a good profit, regard this as a bonus ! Indeed, you may well find the reward in monetary terms is all the greater because you have enjoyed the constant 'dividend' of sheer enjoyment and satisfaction of finding that elusive addition to your collection. The great advantage of antique maps and old prints is that these can be framed and displayed in your home or workplace. A reminder every day of your diligence, perhaps over many years. A collectable antique map or print should be professionally framed, using museum quality, acid free matt board. Caring for your treasures is most important. Never expose to direct sunlight! Avoid high humidity areas! The display of your collectibles in a way which gives you maximum pleasure and enjoyment.
Gifts and presents problems can be solved here ! Birthday present, anniversary present, Christmas present, baby gift, corporate gifts, wedding gifts...Gift ideas galore ! A unique gift that really means something to the recipient. Try our special DATED PRESENTS search ! We can often match a birthday or wedding anniversary to the exact date (month and day). A wedding present that was published on the same month & day, maybe some 150 years ago ! Even matching the interests of the person concerned ! A corporate gift, executive gifts, personalized gifts for man, lady or child. We have a 'Love' Category which can provided romantic gifts, for instance for Valentine's Day. For a different, cool birthday present, just think about the interests of the person you want to give to, then run - say - Golf - through our Database. 18th birthday, 21st birthday, 30th, 40th, 50th, father's day. mother's day, you can almost certainly find a map or print on our Databases that really would be a different present idea.
Cartography is the general term used to describe the art of map making. We chose the word 'art' carefully, as so many of the cartographers from the 16th to the 19th Century, combined the purely factual content of maps to that of decorative accessories. Fine Cartouches enhanced the work of such as Blaeu, Janssen, Hondius, Mercator and Homann. Picturesque representations of heraldic devices and intricate scrolls were use to decorate the otherwise urbane titles which one sees in today's maps.
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