In addition, Rodder's Journal is offering a set of 6 Rex Burnett prints for $100. Numbered and limited edition - yes but of 2,000 sets, which strikes me as pretty optimistic.
The price certainly seems very reasonable. Even with shipping that comes to less than $19 per print. I have ordered a set and will let you know what I think when they arrive.
Here's a link to the description of the prints:
Okay... I have received the "Rex Burnett Collection" of prints from Rodder's Journal that I previously wrote about. It pains me to report I am severely disappointed and cannot recommend them. While the subject matter is great, the paper quality is good, the printing is fine and the set box very nice there are very basic failure issues here.
First off, three of the prints were damaged prior to packaging - handling creases near the right edge. In addition, one sheet of separating tissue was balled up and another was folded over. This was definitely not shipping damage. Not what I expect for $100 plus $12.50 shipping. And definitely not what I expected from a publisher that bills themselves as high end and coffee table.
Second off - and this is the major item to me - they are not signed and numbered.
Here is what the Rodder's Journal web site says concerning this set of prints;
“These prints are not sold individually and are only available in the limited edition, numbered sets, each signed
by Brian and John Burnett, and Steve Coonan, publisher of The Rodder's Journal.” (Emphasis added)
So tell me if I am wrong to expect that each print is to be signed and numbered 1948/2000, or whatever. Is my expectation unreasonable given that description?
These prints are neither signed nor numbered. This greatly diminishes the value of this set of prints. There is no means of authenticating an individual print, since there is no number or signature on them. The number and signatures only appear on a separate "certificate of authenticity" card.
I have written the publisher concerning my disappointment. I will keep you posted as to their reply.
Am I being unreasonable? Your experience? Comments?
PS - Yes Tony I saw your reference about "two more cutaway book titles".... Groan... That's my library shelves you hear.