We offer several options for ordering:
Picture This will ship to most destinations worldwide. We have an excellent postal system in Hong Kong. If you are uncertain about using the Post Office, then we can send your goods via Fedex.
For online shopping via our Shopping Cart service, we accept payment by VISA, Mastercard, and American Express. Payment can also be processed by mail order by credit card via telephone or email. Clients in Hong Kong can visit us in person at our Gallery or Shop in Central and settle payment with all major credit cards listed above, EPS, cheque, or cash. For larger purchases we can also provide you with our bank accound details for direct transfer or telegraphic transfer.
Many of the products we sell, including our antiquarian books, maps, and vintage posters, are unique items and we do not normally have multiples. We will try our best to update the website regularly so that items which have been sold are removed or labelled as such. However, we cannot guarantee that all items you view on our website are still available when you place an order. If the item in which you are interested is not available, we will email you and try to suggest alternatives. Picture This will always contact you within 48 hours of receiving your order to confirm availability of your purchased items.
Picture This normally ships using the Registered Air Mail service
provided by the Hong Kong Post Office. With this shipping option we
will provide clients with an online tracking number for the delivery
status. Parcels shipped in this way will require signature upon
receipt, and will usually require around 3-10 days for delivery. Please
note however that this is not insured and if you require insurance you
should note this in the special instructions when checking out. We will
not be responsible for any uninsured mail which is lost or damaged in
Picture This does regard shipping as a profit-making part of our business, and therefore we will charge our clients the actual cost of shipping plus a small mark up to cover materials and handling costs.
The nature of the items we sell mean that much of our products require special care and attention when packaging for shipment. Our staff are experienced in packing items and will ensure all parcels are packed to a very high standard.
We recommend and prefer to ship posters, engravings, maps, bonds, and most photography in strong cardboard tubes. For photography by Yau Leung and other printed matter which is best not rolled, we will ship flat using multiple layers of rigid corrugated cardboard. Books will be boxed for shipping.If your order consists of multiple items (e.g. a book and a poster), they may need to packed and shipped in two separate parcels.
IVPDA is the International Vintage Poster Dealer's Association. Established in 1996 by a group of reputable poster dealers in North America and Europe, the association was set up with the aim to promote and raise awareness and appreciation of vintage poster art. The association, today with over 80 members worldwide, provides strict guidelines to ensure the authenticity of the posters that their members sell. IVPDA members are poster dealers with years of experience and expertise who have passed a series of stringent membership requirements. Poster buyers who choose to purchase from IVPDA members can therefore be rest assured that the posters they are buying are authentic and can shop with confidence.
Picture This has been a member of the IVPDA since 2008, and is currently the association's only Asian-based member.
Linenbacking is a professional archival conservation method used to preserve vintage posters so that they can be displayed or framed without compromising their value. Posters are cleaned, deacidified, and mounted with wheat paste onto acid free paper, which has previously been adhered to canvas/ linen. This method is reversible, and enables delicate, historical and antique posters to become more robust for general handling and framing. Posters which are damaged can become more stable through linenbacking, and often poster owners will request for their posters to be restored at the same time if required.
Since professional linenbacking helps to preserve old, delicate and fragile posters and is a reversible and recognised method for conservation, it generally enhances the value of posters.
To help maintain the quality and longevity of your photographs, we recommend the following:
Archival pigment print is another term for "giclee print" and connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto fine art paper. This method provides better colour accuracy than other means of printing and is generally less prone to fading when compared with traditional methods for photographic printing such as Chromogenic Colour prints on photo paper.
A general rule is that books survive best in an environment in which we too feel comfortable. In other words antique books should be maintained at room temperature and in a place which is neither too humid nor dry. Books should also be kept out of direct sunlight to prevent fading and drying. If you are worried about particularly fragile/ important books, you may want to consider placing them inside an air tight container such as a Ziploc bag.
We acquire new books on a weekly basis and have only a selection of our
book stock listed on the website. If you have specific requests for
titles or would like us to try and help source books on your behalf,
please feel free to contact us.
Yes - we purchase books (from single volumes to whole libraries) and
are very happy to review any titles which you may want to sell.
Initially in order for us to assess whether your books may be of
interest, please send us an email with book details including title,
author, edition details, and condition. If you are based in Hong Kong
then we can arrange a mutually convenient time for viewing.
Picture This sells original antiquarian maps, most of which were produced from the late 16th Century to the end of the 19th Century. These maps with a few exceptions are either copper or steel engravings and were published at or around the time indicated on the label or website. We are pleased to provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request for any map we sell.
Some antique maps are extremely rare and desirable, others less so. The following factors are the major contributors to determining value:
The Picture This website offers a secure platform for clients - any personal details and credit card information is transmitted to us via a secure server. Alternatively, clients may also telephone us on (+852) 2525 2820 to place an order if at all concerned.
Picture This respects your privacy and will not sell or give away any personal information collected via our website or by any other means.
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