I thought it might be good to outline these here, in order to prevent people from getting gift items later than needed, and also to let you, who may be wondering if you can still get it in time, know whether or not you can.
On Craft Items – Those existing, and some more that Beth and I will be making specifically for the gift giving season: Orders placed before December 10th will ship by December 19th. All craft items are shipped insured by USPS priority mail, or UPS ground (whichever will get it there fastest).
On Limited Edition Prints: Time to ship can be much quicker on those items I have on-hand, but those items I have on hand do sell, so I like to allow time for possible re-stocking. For these, I need time to receive, hand-sign, and hand embellish these – as well as the time to make and fill out the certificates, affix holograms, and for the giclees: I also need time to varnish them, and to make sturdy custom packaging to ensure their safe arrival. I would recommend ordering Giclees by the 11th of December, and Metallics by the 14th. All limited editions are shipped insured by USPS priority mail, or UPS ground (whichever will get it there fastest).
On all other Prints: Most of which I have in stock all of the time, but I do not print any of these at home. To ensure the highest quality and the best archival rating, I go with the very best printer – meaning that if I find myself suddenly out of anything, I have to re-order it. Please, if you would like to receive any of my prints in time for gift-giving, please order them by December 12th.
On Comic Books: Please place orders for comic books before December 10th for prompt delivery.
On Original Paintings, Engravings, Drawings: These can be ordered all the way up until December 18th, as they are always on hand and in stock until sold.
Things that may soon be unavailable:
The 36×24 inch metallics of “the Rescue” are near gone. There are only 2 of 20 remaining, and 2 out of 2 artists copies. I am keeping the H.C. (damaged copy) for myself so that the artists copies can be sold, but this still only leaves 4 total to ever be sold, ever.
The 32×22 inch giclees on canvas are also running out, with only 25 remaining.
All limited editions come with a Hanemuhle certificate of authenticity, with matching serialized holograms affixed to both the print and the certificate. All hand embellishments are noted, as well as the edition number and added features. To ensure their value, these limited editions will not be re-released as second editions or bonus editions – 32×22″ giclees on canvas and 36×24″ metallics are gone when they are gone.
Thank you for reading, thank you for visiting, and thank you ever so much for your orders.