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  1. I’ve found 6 of the winners so far, and one incredibly lucky person secured 2 pages!!!
  2. Riley Rossmo does pretty detailed roughs on the back of his pieces - always fun to check.
  3. Seems like a good place for a repost - I also tried for pages but got locked out. In his chat yesterday Felix mentioned almost 200 requests for the 16 pieces.
  4. Throwing my hat in as a #manchild. Welcome. I like my soup hot!
  5. I saw this a couple days ago and it reminded me of you...
  6. Art was perfectly fine, knock on wood.
  7. I received a package today that made me think of this thread - the piece has a (low) 5 figure price tag. Shipped by an auction house. The piece is fine, but this illustrates what can happen and why certain precautions should be taken and certain tolerances allowed for in packing (i.e. don’t pack the Art right to the edges). The sandwich was in the large box with packing peanuts both below and above it. It wasn’t until I discarded the peanuts that I realized the extent of the damage. This is not a light damage. It’s not like the box was just dropped. Something crushed into the side with quite a bit of force.
  8. Mike? Anyway, welcome - sounds like you’re on the right track (not that I’m an expert). The more OA one receives, the better they then can pack it. The rule of thumb is, imagine the package in the hands of someone who doesn’t care about it AT ALL. The sandwiched art in a box works quite well for the most part, and putting it in plastic first is smart. When the flat pack is in the box, you may want to include some packing material to help stabilize the sandwich in the box a bit. Lots of tape, and instructions and taped back flaps for the receiver are also appreciated (for quick and easy removal). Personally, I like using hardboard just as an extra precaution (instead of cardboard). Good luck!
  9. I’m not a regular Lee collector but I don’t use eBay, and this happened to me.
  10. Metal frames are extremely versatile and easy to swap around art, and I wish I had started using museum glass from the start, but it is a significant expense, and very daunting for bigger pieces (like the Bill S Superman), but I regret it every time. Glare free anti UV plexi is MUCH cheaper and maybe I’ll swap out the glass for that on some pieces later.
  11. Do what makes you (and anyone you may live with) happy. I went wild framing when I started collecting. I love my art and I honestly NEVER thought I would run out of wall space. I wrote the post below previously - Now, I have a long gallery on the kids’ floor that works well with color, and mostly simple black for everything else. But there is lots of stuff in portfolios, so I made sure I have a space to properly enjoy those portfolios. In terms of enjoying and comparing art (as someone mentioned earlier) having the art in a portfolio means you can pull it out, study it, hold it. Go ahead and touch it if you like. Just wash your hands and don’t have open beverages around. I hope @Reba shares some pictures of her setup - it’s awesome and definitely something I will emulate in the next house. Finally, here’s an insane over-share so don’t tell my wife, but as we’re selling our house I happen to have a digital walk through with all the framed (and hung) art so, if you like house hunters, take a look, you perverts! https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=i6Ch2DChr9c
  12. What about an LCS? Preferably with the owner involved?