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  • GORDON'S PRINT & PHOTOGRAPH AUCTION PRICE RESULTS 2008
    BOOK, CD-ROM, AND ONLINE DATABASE (DATASTORE) FORMATS

    Gordon's Photography Price Annual International 2008 catalogs over 16,000 sales results for original 19th and 20th century photographs (and books and periodicals containing original photographs) sold at auction internationally during the 2007 selling season. Important details about signature location, negatives, print dates, and other critical information is also contained in each entry. Plus you get a comprehensive bibliography of photographic literature which comes in mighty handy if you're doing research and need titles of reference books relevant to the photographers or images you're researching. Selling prices are listed in dollars, pounds, and euros.

    What makes this (as well as all Gordonsart products) superior to those of the competition is the in-depth nature of each listing-- the more you know about a print or photograph in terms of condition, signature information, and other particulars, the better you understand why it sold for what it sold for, and how that selling price relates to similar prints or photographs that you either own, want to sell, or are considering buying. For example, a photograph with condition problems, or lacking a signature, or that's a later printing of an original might sell for $500 while an original printing, fully signed and in perfect condition might sell for $20,000. Even though both prints have the same title, photographer, and origination date, little details result in huge price differences-- and you have to know why. Auction prices mean little or nothing unless they're accompanied by detailed descriptions that enable you to sort things out and effectively apply the results.

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    Gordon's Photography Price Annual International, 2008-1970 CD-ROM, the digital version of the above book, contains nearly forty years and 230,000 sales results for photographs by over 15,000 photographers sold primarily at international auctions (some earlier dealer and auction selling prices are also included). Approximately 16,000 price results have been added since the 2007 edition. 15,000 images of photographs on the Gordonsart website are available at no additional charge to users of the CD-ROM.

    Note: Macintosh users need PC emulating software in order to run Gordon's CD-ROM products (new Macintosh products with Intel processors will only need to have Windows installed).

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    Gordon's Print Price Annual 2008 in book form catalogs over 50,000 prints in all price ranges sold at international auctions during the 2007 auction year. No minimum price cut-offs means that you can find sales results even for minor artists, and in addition to selling prices, prices for prints that fail to sell (buy-ins), and withdrawn lots (items withdrawn from auctions before sales take place) are also included. Price results encompass Old Master, modern, and contemporary prints; decorative, historical (Currier & Ives), botanical, natural history (Audubon), topographical, and Japanese prints; vintage and fine art advertising and film posters; illustrated books, livres d'artiste (artist books), books and periodicals with original graphics; Picasso ceramics; and more.

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    Gordon's Print Price Annual 2008-1985 CD-ROM contains nearly 25 years and over 950,000 international print auction sales records of works by over over 30,000 artists. The same types of prints and print related items covered in the book are also covered in the CD-ROM. Additionally, the CD-ROM contains numerous print prices dating from the turn-of-the-century to 1985; a dictionary of print terminology in English, French, and German; the Gordon's image database; and an international directory of significant auction houses, print dealers, and photography dealers.

    Note: Macintosh users need PC emulating software in order to run Gordon's CD-ROM products (new Macintosh products with Intel processors will only need to have Windows installed).

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    Those of you who don't want to be bothered with books or CD-ROMs can take advantage of Gordon's Datastores , online databases containing 230,000 photograph prices or 950,000 print auction prices-- the online equivalents of Gordon's CD-ROMS with one invaluable advantage-- the online databases are continually updated enabling you keep current with the latest sales results for international print and/or photograph auctions. Two additional plus points to the Datastore are that it's quick and easy to use (you don't have to load a CD-ROM), and Mac users don't have install PC emulating software. Plus you have access to thousands of images of prints and photographs. On the other hand, once your subscriptions expire (available month to month or in six-month blocks), you have to renew-- whereas you can use a CD-ROM as long as you want (even though the price data becomes increasingly outdated). Or if you're out and about with no remote access, that can be problematic too.

    Datastore prices vary depending on which products you want, and the length of your subscription. For complete information on Datastore products, prices, and subscription options, please visit the at the Datastore products page at the Gordon's website.

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    Remember: Macintosh users need PC emulating software in order to run Gordon's CD-ROM products.

    Gordon's Photography Price Annual International, 2008-1970 , CD-ROM, LTB Gordonsart Inc., Phoenix, 2008. Initial subscription: $595. Subsequent annual updates: $245. 15,000 image database included at no additional charge.

    Gordon's Print Price Annual International 2008-1985 , CD-ROM, LTB Gordonsart Inc., Phoenix, 2008, $595 for the initial subscription, $295 for subsequent annual updates. 30,000 image database included at no additional charge.

    Gordon's Print Price Annual 2008 edited by Howard Moneta, LTB Gordonsart, Inc., Phoenix, 2008, softbound, 1680 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, $245; six-month update, $95.

    Gordon's Photography Price Annual International 2008 edited by Howard Moneta, LTB Gordonsart, Inc., Phoenix, 2008, softbound, 676 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, $95.

    All Gordon's products are available from LTB Gordonsart, Inc., 13201 N. 35th Avenue, B-20, Phoenix, AZ 85029 or call 1-800-892-4622 or visit LTB Gordonsart, Inc. online.

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