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srdzevon
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:01 pm

What time does your receipt say gonzo? mine's 2:57 PDT. I didn't check the donated total when I purchased cause I was half asleep. just wondering where I was in the purchased line.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:38 pm

11:46 is my paypal time.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:54 pm

alngtheway wrote:never really understood the desire for low numbers. can someone please explain it to me? i would assume it doesnt have anything to do with print quality, but that is the only explanation i can really understand...
It is a strange phenomenon, especially for a mass produced giclee that's not even signed or numbered by the artist himself.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:04 pm

alngtheway wrote:never really understood the desire for low numbers. can someone please explain it to me? i would assume it doesnt have anything to do with print quality, but that is the only explanation i can really understand...
I don't understand that either, I'm not sure why someone would go out of their way or pay extra for a low number, maybe there is a good explanation, not sure why the first print of a run would be any better or more rare than the last print, or any other in the run, but maybe I'm missing something
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:08 pm

caleb wrote: I don't understand that either, I'm not sure why someone would go out of their way or pay extra for a low number, maybe there is a good explanation, not sure why the first print of a run would be any better or more rare than the last print, or any other in the run, but maybe I'm missing something
You're not missing anything. Some people think lower = better, but it's silly. Very often artists print/number them in reverse order so a lower number actually means it was printed later in the run.

I have a favorite number, which sometimes I'll ask the artist/gallery if it's possible to obtain that particular number. Thankfully Elms Lesters was very accommodating when I bought my Parla. :D

Some block print editions can have 'issues' with certain portions of the run where the inks may not all be uniform, but that's pretty random.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:10 pm

a lower number just looks cooler and i have no idea why.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:13 pm

historically silkscreened runs have all been graded from best to worst and then editioned accordingly. best going to the AP run, and then numbering from best to good. ....not worst. that practice seems to have been forgotten about...and now they just pick the best for the AP run, and then just go to town on the rest. seems to be a lost practice, and like you said, wouldn't matter on a giclee no matter what.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:14 pm

I agree. Theres nothing especially great about a low number. Would I rather have a low number? Yup. Why? Because it makes me feel special.
If I get #3562, Im still happy cause this image is aaawwweeesssooooome.

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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:15 pm

This was my purchase time last night.
Mar 21, 2011 23:22:56 PDT
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:19 pm

shoeless wrote:I agree. Theres nothing especially great about a low number. Would I rather have a low number? Yup. Why? Because it makes me feel special.
If I get #3562, Im still happy cause this image is aaawwweeesssooooome.
Cheers :pint:
And this is why I like low numbers. I could care less, but if i decide to get rid of a print and other people like low numbers better, then it's better to have a low number.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:22 pm

biscocrack420 wrote:This was my purchase time last night.
Mar 21, 2011 23:22:56 PDT
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Mar 21, 2011 22:09:37

edit: and I just saw...I have no number preference (except having #1 would be cool sometime just cause). :)
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:06 pm

doesn't tiny showcase often number on the BACK of the print? thus making a low number kinda useless for this drop....
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:12 pm

srdzevon wrote:
shoeless wrote:I agree. Theres nothing especially great about a low number. Would I rather have a low number? Yup. Why? Because it makes me feel special.
If I get #3562, Im still happy cause this image is aaawwweeesssooooome.
Cheers :pint:
And this is why I like low numbers. I could care less, but if i decide to get rid of a print and other people like low numbers better, then it's better to have a low number.
True. And while I wouldnt pay more for a low #, I would give that sale priority to others.
This applies to runs of 5467 or runs of 10.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:13 pm

yeah, it says these are stamped an numbered on the back.
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Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:22 pm

over 1000 sold so far. :clap:
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