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The following information may be useful in evaluation of the Loates Collections.
This is a non authorized synopsis of M. Bernard Loates / Audubon Collections by INTCA Fine Art.
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Loates / Audubon / Havell Limited Editions
Introduction, Tribute I, II, Masters, After Audubon
Elephant Size 26 1/2 x 39 ½ by Tryon Mint
Masters - Size 19.5 x 27
1,000 original numbered prints signed by graphic artist M Bernard Loates or Publisher

 

1987-88 Introductory Edition 1,000 prints– Complete Folio includes - Deluxe Casing and illustrated text plus 5 original graphics (based on Audubon’s / Havell’s original works and engravings. Produced up to 40 passes on 100% rag custom watermarked stock. Wood Casing.

Key West Quail Dove

Blue Winged Warbler

Little Blue Heron

Great Egret

Sandhill Crane

 


 

A Tribute I – 1988-89 No Casing (custom watermarked 100% acid free archival stock.  1000 signed and numbered images with embossed chop marks.  (5 Prints)

The Great Blue Heron

Wood Duck

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Baltimore Oriole

Whooping Crane

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Sales in the range of $2,400.00 to $3,000.00 per image have been achieved by INTCA Fine Art retailers.

 

Tribute II – 1989   This issue was marketed by Shaban-Serra Limited of Ajax, Ontario at a price of $3,000.00 CDN without casing.  An additional print of the Red-Shoulder Hawk was also produced making 16 total images on the custom watermarked stock. 

Carolina Parakeet

Snowy Egret

Common Grackle

Screech Owl

Double-crested Cormorant

6th print - Red-shouldered Hawk

Note: All the above images were produced Elephant Size 26 1/2 x 39 ½ by Tryon Mint on watermarked stock.  Sales in the range of $2,400.00 to $3,000.00 per image have been achieved by INTCA Fine Art retailers.
Call for current pricing   727 421-1360
Sales in the range of $2,400.00 to $3,000.00 per image have been achieved by INTCA Fine Art retailers.
 

After Tribute II images –Produced by Loates to fill out 29 image collection that was gifted to Universities in North America.  These images were merged with unsold Tribute Images above but were of considerably less quality in print and stock.  None the less, the images sell in the $600.00 range and are equal to or superior to the Amsterdam and Princeton Editions.  Images included - American

Non Watermarked (created 1999)

Watermarked (created 1987-88)

1 American White Pelican
2 Broad Winged Hawk
3 Brown Pelican
4 Canada Goose
5 Carolina Turtle Dove
6 Green Heron
7 Gyr Falcon
8  Long Billed Curluw
9 Osprey
10 Pileated Woodpecker
11 Sparrow Hawk
12 Trumpeter Swan
13 Virginia Partridge
14 Wood Ibis
15 Young Trumpeter Swan
1 Baltimore Oriole
2 Common Grackle
3 Double Crested Cormorant
4 Great Egret
5 Great Blue Heron
6 Key West Quail Dove
7 Little Blue Heron
8 Red Shouldered Hawk
9 Ruby Throated Hummingbird
10 Sandhill Crane
11 Screech Owl
12 Snowy Egret
13 Whooping Crane
14 Wood Duck
The entire package was appraised at $29,000.00 in 1999 CAD sold to Collectors and Gifted to Educational Intuitions in Canada and the U.S.   Call for current pricing   1.727.421-1360
 

Master Edition 1992
10 prints 19.5 x 27
inches
Ideal for compact commercial space and homes.
Decorators Delight
Recent sales in excess of $1,400 each print and full collection recent sales at $9,000.00 plus.  Only a few left for collector / consumer purchase out of 800 total sets.  Last 14 unsold sets available here at $1,000.00  per 10 print set.
(Great for Gifts)

These unbelievable stunning images of Audubon’s Best 10 produced on custom made watermarked 100% rag archival stock. This collection has been selling in South Florida Galleries for upward to $1,500.00 per print. Only a limited amount of the allotted 50 sets to U.S. buyers have been allocated. 

Plate #17  “Mourning Dove

Plate #76 “Bobwhite & Red Shouldered Hawk

Plate #242 “Snowy Egret

Plate #41 “Ruffed Grouse

Plate #211 “The Great Blue Heron

Plate #411 “Whistling Swan

Plate 47 “Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Plate #221 “Mallard Ducks

Plate #431 “American Flamingo

Plate #177 “White Crowned Pigeon

How was it produced?  The Process – Both the Tribute and the Master Collection was produced using original art and engravings of Audubon/Havell Birds of America the images, Loates and his crew of master lithographers and colorist stripped of all the coloring back to the original black engraving for each of the 10 images.  Skins and plumage of the actual bird were gathered so that expert colorists could hand mix the German “Light Fast” Inks with great details as to accuracy.  These colors were added using hand cut overlays and knockouts techniques with the mixed inks.  Ink was laid down using a special Omni technique with 400 line screen variations to create a one of a kind image very pleasing to the eyes of the master lithographer Bernard M. Loates.  The screens used were so fine (400 line) they were very difficult to print but depicted a continuous tone image even under a magnifier.  Colors were added one at a time for depth because of stock absorption and drying time needed on the archival 100lb, 100% rag acid free and neutral pH stock.  This stock was custom made and watermarked with M. Bernard Loates name by Manadnock Paper Mills, New Hampshire. The images have a minimum of 32 to 60 passes through the single color Harris Offset Press with color tints and overlays to numinous to calculate.  Flats and plates were destroyed after printing to ensuring the integrity of the Masters Collection to be one of a kind. Waste was considerable even in the highly controlled temperature and humidity environment.  This shop was dedicated to produce only this collection. 

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