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Nige
09-24-2003, 01:36 AM
just had confirmation (the Mrs rang to say she just left the Post Office) that the portfolio is back in transit and winging it's way to Ed.

Ed Sukach
09-24-2003, 08:36 AM
just had confirmation (the Mrs rang to say she just left the Post Office) that the portfolio is back in transit and winging it's way to Ed.

I'll be watching for it ...

I just won "best in show" at a local competition with a 20" (51cm) x 16" (40cm) print matted in a 28'' (72cm) x 20" (51cm) frame.
One of only two nudes entered in a 150 ~ 200 piece show (the other one was mine, too).

Ya ... I know. Competitions are strange exercises - lacking any reasonable foundation. I entered to be seen ... and won. I still think competitionas are dumb. I just happened to "luck out."

Anyone have a photographic shoehorn?

ChuckP
09-26-2003, 12:07 PM
Looks like I would be next after Ed. Is this still correct? I'll be out of town for a time in late Oct so depending on when Ed is ready to ship it may be better to go to John first. He's listed after me. I'll be back Oct 29th so if it arrives after that I'm OK.
Chuck Pere

lee
09-26-2003, 12:13 PM
well congrats anyway. Mission accomplished in the most effective way possible.

lee\c

Robert Kennedy
09-28-2003, 01:46 PM
Are we ending the end of the list by any chance? Just wondering. I remember I was towards the bottom (what else is new)...

Aggie
09-28-2003, 01:47 PM
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bmac
09-28-2003, 02:37 PM
Holy smokes, I better start thinkig about my next print!

bmac
10-15-2003, 01:09 PM
Where is the portfolio these days?

Ed Sukach
10-15-2003, 03:32 PM
Where is the portfolio these days?

I have it ... working on my contribution now. Pressure of business.....

ChuckP
10-27-2003, 01:03 PM
Picked up the portfolio today from the post office. I'll try to ship it off to John Callow late this week or early next. I noticed it was shipped insured. What value of insurance are we putting on it? I know my stuff is usually valued at a nominal $1 for shipping but some of you are doing this for a living and have standard prices for work. Even if we said $200/print the total would be $4K. Anyhow looks like a nice mix at first glance.
Chuck Pere

David A. Goldfarb
10-27-2003, 01:14 PM
If it were insured at a value higher than the replacement of materials, would the shipper even pay the claim? I know FedEx has a waiver for artwork, diamonds, rare artifacts, and such.

Ed Sukach
10-27-2003, 03:01 PM
When I received the portfolio, it was insured for $700 Australian. I took a wild "stab" at the conversion rate, and insured it for US$500.
I sent it through the U. S. Postal Service ...

Was all this OK???

Nige
10-27-2003, 05:55 PM
Just rang the Mrs to ask about this and she paid for $100 (AUD) insurance but did notice that the writing looked like $700. Maybe the Post Office thought the work was much more valuable :)

I suggest the next person to send it, drops it back to the cost of the case ($100 US).

bmac
10-27-2003, 06:40 PM
MY thinking is in line with Nige.

Robert Kennedy
10-27-2003, 07:37 PM
I think I insured it for something like $200.00US.

Ed Sukach
10-29-2003, 03:08 PM
The insurance fee for US$500 for the portfolio was US$6.20, from my local Post Office.

I figured $100 for the portfolio itself and $20 each (or so) for each print .... although, If I remember, there was a Platinum print in there which would have cost much more.

Seemed reasonable to me.

David A. Goldfarb
10-29-2003, 03:30 PM
The problem with insuring the prints using postal or other shipping insurance is going to be that you have to show evidence of value--like a receipt for the items--to make an actual claim. If I hunt around, I may still have the receipt for the portfolio case. If it isn't possible to show evidence of value, then it doesn't make sense to insure the portfolio for more value than can be proven.

Does anyone have some real experience with this--say shipping work for review to a magazine or potential client--and having the shipper actually pay for the value of the work on a damage or loss claim? If one does this regularly, do you use the shipper's insurance, or do you have your own private insurance policy?

Aggie
10-29-2003, 03:39 PM
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David A. Goldfarb
10-29-2003, 03:52 PM
Artwork is in a different category from household items. Without a receipt for items purchased or an authoritative appraisal it may not be so easy. FedEx will only assume liability for up to $500 for artworks or photographs, negatives, or undeveloped film, and such. The USPS insurance coverage is significantly greater, but with the caveat of ability to provide evidence of value as well as of damage or loss.

Aggie
10-29-2003, 04:00 PM
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