The July Catalogue Cover

An account, with lots of pictures, of the main thrust of todat at James and Sons.

INTRODUCTION

The catalogue for James and Sons July auction (27th, Maids Head Hotel, Norwich) went to the printers today. This post is devoted to the images that will be appearing on the covers (outside and inside) of the catalogue.

THE FRONT COVER IMAGE

Lot 151 was, as expected, the front cover image, and it went through several takes…

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The original main image for lot 151
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The first cover image
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The second cover image cropped but not edited
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The edited version of the cover image

THE OUTSIDE BACK COVER – COINS

All of the coin lots had already been imaged, but for the sake of uniformity of appearance I was asked to provide new images for nine of the selected coins…

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THE INSIDE COVERS

While I had already done some of the images used for the inside covers, most were of new items that I had to image from scratch, which came in two categories…

RECORDS

This is now the third sale at which we have had significant quantites of records, and here they are in tiled mosaic form…

The pick of the above images were used to fill one whole page of the catalogue (this part of the process is not generally part of my job, although I am well capable of it – it merely entails creating a table in word with the appropriate numbers of rows and columns and inserting the images), while on the other inside cover as well as some other lots filling spaces left over were all of the following…

HATS AND HELMETS

Not every image below was used, exceptions will be noted in the captions…

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This image was not used because having been adamant that he wanted straight on images of all these items the auctioneer then decided that this one could be best presented at an angle.
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The image that does feature in the catalogue

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This image does not feature as it is a close up of some very impressive decoration.

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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