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Due to the nature of Antique Prints, we are sorry to say we only have the one of each available.
The more recent prints - and the modern reproductions - we are occasionally fortunate enough to have sourced again.
Our collection of prints covers an expansive range of beautiful
subjects, a handful of which include:
Did you know...
An antique print is one that was made more than one hundred years ago.
Items must usually be at least 100 years old to be classed as an antique.
However, original prints made before about 1940 may be considered to be antique if they were not mass produced.
In contrast, vintage prints are usually considered to be those made between 1940 to 1980.
Years: 1650 - early 1800s
* Prints were mostly made from engraved copper
plates. Prints had stronger plate marks as higher
pressure was needed to
print, and more detail
as finer engraving lines
* The paper was usually
thick & uneven as it
was hand made.
Years: 1800 - 1850
* The paper tended to be thinner as it started to be
* Copper plate engravings were still common, but more
expensive prints were produced by lithography, aquatint
or stipple engraving.
* Prints of animals, plants &
travel were popular and
* Colouring was still mostly
done by hand.
Years: Mid 1850 - 1900
* Common print methods were lithography (speckled)
or steel plate engravings (much finer lines than copper).
* Plate marks reduced as lower pressure was needed.
* Printed colour became much more common
from about 1860 onwards.
* The paper tends to be
smoother. One reason is
that colour lithography
printing had been mastered
& required smooth paper.
With all of our prints, you can be guided by their labels:
Prints without an age label are less than fifty years
old or are a modern reproduction.
A Print with an ‘Age Label’ has our guarantee that
you are purchasing an actual old print, not a copy.
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