TwoCatsAntiquePrints

Original antique prints on Etsy, fine and quality

Barcelona, Spain · 5958 Sales

TwoCatsAntiquePrints

Original antique prints on Etsy, fine and quality

Barcelona, Spain 5958 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Raquel

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Announcement   Two Cats now have DISCOUNT COUPONS available to customers!! read more!
-If you buy 3 prints or more you will get a 10% discount with coupon code:
BUY3GET10PERCENT
-If you buy 5 prints or more you will get a 20% discount with coupon code:
BUY5GET20PERCENT
-If you buy 8 prints or more you will get a 30% discount with coupon code:
BUY8GET30PERCENT
Or Free shipping if the total value of your order exceeds $100:
FREESHIPPING
Choose the one that best suits with your order!

-Coupons can not be combined, you can only enter 1 COUPON per ORDER-
-If you don't introduce the coupon in the order, the discount can't be applied!

Is VERY EASY! Please apply your coupon just when placing your order in the box for coupons after choosing the payment method, the box is just below the payment method!
Enjoy!

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Offering the finest original antique prints from 1700s to early 1900
I DO NOT CHARGE SHIPPING COST FOR ADDITIONAL PRINTS IN THE SAME ORDER
Two Cats is now on Pinterest with more prints, decor & framing ideas with antique prints for inspiring you!! Pin it!: http://www.pinterest.com/twocatsprints/

~*~ Welcome to Two Cats Antique Prints~*~
A large stock of original antique prints many collectable and decorative from 1800 to early 1900s. New antique prints all weeks, Natural History, Anatomy, Astronomy, zoology, botanical, old maps.. I love animals, so I have a great selection of animal prints, mammals, birds, sea life creatures and of course, as any animal lover, a lot of cats!

Two Cats Antique Prints, gives you a piece of the past, selecting for you the most beautiful prints from antique shops and antiquities markets across Europe

Antique prints are...:
Any image printed on paper prior to over one hundred or more years ago is considered as an antique print; but non-mechanically prints published before World War II actually are considered to be antiques also.

As prints were born...
Most of antique prints we found today, were part of a lovely fine book in the past or as Scientific Interest book supplement for publications to diverse institutions, for example, biologists, zoologists, naturalists, scientists etc.
Until the late 19th century vast majority of the prints were produced to insert into a book and each one was a small masterpiece and were made ​​to last.
The concept of a book 100 years ago has nothing to do with the concept of a book that we have today (as an ordinary item, I mean, because the books will always be something wonderful of course).
Until mechanization of printing in 20th century, the picture book was considered a luxury item and a work of art, mostly with high-quality illustrations, There are prints 100, 200 and 300 year old that surely will last another 200 years. The quality of these prints is comparable to the one that is used today for fine works of art

The book illustration is recognized as one of the fine arts in the 19th century.

About techniques...
-Wood engraving is a technique for printing images when the artist worked with a block of wood. The technique of wood engraving was developed at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century
-Steel engraving is a technique for printing illustrations, based on steel instead of copper. Was much used in the 19th century. Steel engraving was introduced in 1792 .
-Lithography is a method for printing using a stone or a metal plate invented in 1796.
-Chromolithography is a method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of color printing developed by the 19th century.
Thank you for stop in my shop!

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 23, 2016

Two Cats now have DISCOUNT COUPONS available to customers!! read more!
-If you buy 3 prints or more you will get a 10% discount with coupon code:
BUY3GET10PERCENT
-If you buy 5 prints or more you will get a 20% discount with coupon code:
BUY5GET20PERCENT
-If you buy 8 prints or more you will get a 30% discount with coupon code:
BUY8GET30PERCENT
Or Free shipping if the total value of your order exceeds $100:
FREESHIPPING
Choose the one that best suits with your order!

-Coupons can not be combined, you can only enter 1 COUPON per ORDER-
-If you don't introduce the coupon in the order, the discount can't be applied!

Is VERY EASY! Please apply your coupon just when placing your order in the box for coupons after choosing the payment method, the box is just below the payment method!
Enjoy!

*********************************************************************************
Offering the finest original antique prints from 1700s to early 1900
I DO NOT CHARGE SHIPPING COST FOR ADDITIONAL PRINTS IN THE SAME ORDER
Two Cats is now on Pinterest with more prints, decor & framing ideas with antique prints for inspiring you!! Pin it!: http://www.pinterest.com/twocatsprints/

~*~ Welcome to Two Cats Antique Prints~*~
A large stock of original antique prints many collectable and decorative from 1800 to early 1900s. New antique prints all weeks, Natural History, Anatomy, Astronomy, zoology, botanical, old maps.. I love animals, so I have a great selection of animal prints, mammals, birds, sea life creatures and of course, as any animal lover, a lot of cats!

Two Cats Antique Prints, gives you a piece of the past, selecting for you the most beautiful prints from antique shops and antiquities markets across Europe

Antique prints are...:
Any image printed on paper prior to over one hundred or more years ago is considered as an antique print; but non-mechanically prints published before World War II actually are considered to be antiques also.

As prints were born...
Most of antique prints we found today, were part of a lovely fine book in the past or as Scientific Interest book supplement for publications to diverse institutions, for example, biologists, zoologists, naturalists, scientists etc.
Until the late 19th century vast majority of the prints were produced to insert into a book and each one was a small masterpiece and were made ​​to last.
The concept of a book 100 years ago has nothing to do with the concept of a book that we have today (as an ordinary item, I mean, because the books will always be something wonderful of course).
Until mechanization of printing in 20th century, the picture book was considered a luxury item and a work of art, mostly with high-quality illustrations, There are prints 100, 200 and 300 year old that surely will last another 200 years. The quality of these prints is comparable to the one that is used today for fine works of art

The book illustration is recognized as one of the fine arts in the 19th century.

About techniques...
-Wood engraving is a technique for printing images when the artist worked with a block of wood. The technique of wood engraving was developed at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century
-Steel engraving is a technique for printing illustrations, based on steel instead of copper. Was much used in the 19th century. Steel engraving was introduced in 1792 .
-Lithography is a method for printing using a stone or a metal plate invented in 1796.
-Chromolithography is a method for making multi-color prints. This type of color printing stemmed from the process of lithography, and it includes all types of lithography that are printed in color. Chromolithography became the most successful of several methods of color printing developed by the 19th century.
Thank you for stop in my shop!

Raquel

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Raquel

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What began as a hobby is now my main job

About five years ago I worked as editorial designer in the department of a large Book Publishing company, until the famous ''crisis'' arrived. At that time my department was eliminated and I was fired.
While I was looking for a new job I decided to open a etsy shop to earn some money reselling vintage items from my own collection. (I am collector of vintage stuff and I love the old illustrated books)
During a while I was still having some work as a freelance designer, always running, always stressed and earning little money.
Then my etsy shop grew, and I specialized in antique prints which I adore. After a while I realized that I loved attending the store and look for nice vintage prints to resell, and decided to leave my job as a freelance designer to fully dedicate myself to the online store, and I think that has been one of the best decisions I ever made...

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    I live in Barcelona with my lovely 2 cats, vegetarian and animal lover. I love everything vintage, rummaging through antique markets is one of my favorite pastimes. Maker of hand-made books in my spare time, I like to imagine and illustrate stories.

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Last updated on November 29, 2014
Welcome to Two Cats Antique Prints!

The search for unique prints is my passion, I'm also illustrator in my spare time, and as much as I like drawing I like the illustrations, particularly retro illustrations and antique prints
I especially love the zoology prints as I love animals then if you love animals too you can enjoy a lot with the illustrations that I offer
I hope that you have found the thing that makes you happy.

I sell antique prints, and most antique prints we found today were part of a book, since until the late 19th century vast majority of the prints were produced to insert into a book and each one was a small masterpiece. The book illustration is recognized as one of the fine arts in the 19th century.
Please note that some imperfections are usual in antique prints by the normal course of time and this is also part of its charm and its history

Tips for describe the condition of the antique prints:

MINT condition
Mint condition means the nearest to the original condition of the print when it was published. The print looks clean and practically free from defects and damage. The colors should be bright and fresh.

EXCELLENT condition
Excellent condition means that may have some sort of small imperfections, the paper is in good condition, and the colors should be bright and vibrant almost as the first day

VERY GOOD condition
Very Good condition means may have some imperfection on paper or color as show some discoloration, but without evident damage

GOOD /AVERAGE
Good condition may show a fold or bend, and possible paper manipulation marks, some small tears in the edge or in a corner of the paper, foxing, dark spots or moisture. May be some imperfection in the area of the image and obvious signs of aging

POOR condition
Poor condition means messed, with signs of handling, with tears and breaks, with many spots, lost original colors.. etc.. But it may go well to restore, make original collages or other artistic works.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Accepted payment methods are:

Paypal (worldwide),
Bank transfer (Europe) and Paypal also,
Now I can accept credit and debit cards, Etsy gift cards !!!

Paypal payments are required to be made within 3 days
Bank transfer payments are required to be made within 7 days

If I receive no contact from you within that 3 days, I reserve the right to cancel the transaction and re-list the item(s). I am happy to give you more time to pay if you request it before you checkout.
Shipping
I ship worldwide
I DO NOT CHARGE SHIPPING COST FOR ADDITIONAL PRINTS IN THE SAME ORDER
Free shipping if the total value of your order exceeds $100!please introduce this coupon code at checkout: FREESHIPPING

I always ship through Ordinary International Postal System (regular mail) that it's 100% safe and is the cheapest for you.
Please note that ordinary postal system don't have Tracking number.

If you want a tracking number I can send your item through registered mail or priority Package. (Such shipments in Europe are much more expensive than ordinary shipping, about double price or more depending on the weight).

You must notify me before buying if you want other Shipping Method than the default shipping method that appears in the order, this way I can inform you and apply the new shipping costs.

I NEVER will send the packages by private companies like FedEx, UPS..etc

Each one of my prints will be packaged carefully, into a protect sleeve in a hard cardboard,(all included in shipping price).
I ship usually within 24-48 hours after payment.
I'm in Spain, Europe, Note that I'm probably in a different continent and time zone.
I do shippings from Monday to Friday.
Note if you buy on friday I will send the print next monday.

If you are in a hurry for delivery please inform in advance to submit earlier if possible.
If you need shipping to arrive before a specific date, please report before buying, so I can tell if you may have it by that date (in normal conditions).

Delivery time takes about (under normal conditions):

Spain: 3 working days

Europe: 1 week
United States: 2-3 weeks
Australia: 2-3 weeks
Worldwide: it depends on the efficiency of the postal system in each country but usual time is about 2-3 weeks

But there may be delay factors, such as special dates when there are mass mailings, (Christmas, Valentine's day), weather disasters, customs, postal staff careless, postal system negligence...etc
In these cases please be patient, because there is nothing I can do.
Delays of a month or more on special dates or under irregular conditions, unfortunately, can happens, but all shipments arrive.
Note that:
In summer there may be delays in shipping, due to many post office staff are on vacation.

Please note that there are circumstances beyond my control, if you don't receive the print you paid for, do not worry, I will return you the money. But please wait long enough to see what happened.

I always attached the return address on the envelope, so if there is a problem with the delivery address, the envelope always come back to me.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds will be accepted.

I want you to be happy with your purchase.
I always look for a solution favorable for you to any problem that might arise, so do not hesitate to contact me.

If you're not happy with your purchase, you can return the print to me. I will refund all the money from your purchase after receiving the shipping in return.
Shipping charges of the returned shipping are not refundable.

To avoid mistakes I recommend that before you buy:
Read carefully the description of the print and see the zoom photos, and if you have any question please contact me, I am always happy to answer you.
(It can take me a few hours to respond because the time zone difference).
Note that original antique prints sold as is.
Some imperfections by course of time are expected in antique prints as they are not new.

Thank you for read me!