In 1980 we published the first edition of the Canadian Art Sales Index to cover the 1977-80 seasons. A quick survey – definitely not Ipsos Reid quality – told us that there were a lot of collectors of Canadian art in the market so we went ahead and published enough for everyone – and, as it turns out, everyone else and then some!
We soon learned that the Canadian art market is really not very large. In fact the number of collectors and investors actually interested in knowing prices for everything sold on the market is, indeed, very small. So we adjusted our print runs in subsequent years to accommodate this information but, like any business worth its salt, we were seduced into printing a few extra copies as the incremental cost was so low!!
Well, here we are, 28 years later, with 28 editions under our belt, plus several other publications, and we still have a few books left. Well, if truth be known, more than a few. Alright, a lot! Add to this reality the fact that, humping several boxes from one storage locker to another might not be so bad when you’re in the peak of physical fitness (or just a lot younger) but it sure sucks when you get on a bit in years and the mind says let’s do it and the body says screw you!
Bottom line! We’re fed up with moving all the *)@#%^*! boxes from one space to another. Then came the brainwave (from the same brain I might add that decided to order all the extra ‘inexpensive’ books). Why not sell them all really really cheaply and save on storage, back pain and frustration? Brilliant! The brain still works.
So, here’s the deal. We’re offering 20 years of the Canadian Art Sales Index (from 1986-2006), the four volume set of The Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction, plus copies of How to Make Money Selling Art at Auction, Made in Canada: An Investor’s Guide to the Canadian Art Market, the Canadian Art Sales Index Reference Guide 1977-1995 and the very first book in the Index series, the 1977-80 edition – all for the one low, low price of just $198 (plus shipping and GST of course)!!! That’s 80% of retail!
Now, we realize that perhaps not everyone will want all of these books (although we can't understand why at these prices!), so we’ve added another offer. You can order any five books for $59.95 and any ten books for $99.95!
That’s it! The offer will run through the summer or until we have liquidated sufficient copies that we can get back into our down-sized storage locker!
How can you order? Easy! Just pick up the phone and call 604-736-1014, fax us at 604-734-4944 or email to email@example.com. Tell us what you want, give us a credit card number and we’ll get it out to you right away – and thanks, the old back appreciates it!
Oh, by the way, in case you need some help making up your mind because you already have all these books, or most of them, or never wanted them in the first place, why not consider the following options:
1. Keep a spare set in the car, cottage, office or pied a-terre
2. Give a set to a friend or novice collector just starting out buying Canadian art
3. Donate a set to a worthy charity (or unworthy if you prefer) and get an amazing tax deduction
4. Put it on eBay and make a killing
5. Buy several sets and use them as a foundation for a new rec room or addition
6. Humanitarian reasons - starting with my back!
Westbridge Publications is pleased to announce its
Fantastic Summer 2008 Book Offer!
Super Package: Just $198!! (regular value over $1000!!)
20 years of the Canadian Art Sales Index (1986-2006)
Four volume set of The Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction
Plus as a special bonus:
How to Make Money Selling Art at Auction
Made in Canada: An Investor’s Guide to the Canadian Art Market
The Canadian Art Sales Index Reference Guide: 1977-1995
The Canadian Art Sales Index Volume I: 1977-1980
Total cost for the Super Package with shipping & GST - $234.15!!
Order any 5 of the following titles for just $59.95 (plus s&gst for a total of $89.20)!
Order any 10 of the following titles for just $99.95 (plus s&gst for a total of $131.20)!
Make your selection from:
The Canadian Art Sales Index – 1984/85 through 2005/06 (Ave. retail price $45each)
The Collector’s Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (Set $135)
Volume I: A-F ($35.00); Volume II: G-L ($35.00); Volume III: M-R ($35.00); Volume IV: S-Z ($45.00)
How to Make Money Selling Art at Auction ($22.95)
Made in Canada! An Investor’s Guide to the Canadian Art Market ($30.00)
The Canadian Art Sales Index Reference Guide: 1977-1995 ($9.95)
The Canadian Art Sales Index: Volume I: 1977-80 ($9.95)
To order, simply contact us via email, phone or fax with the titles of your choice and your preferred method of payment plus shipping address and we will process your order immediately. Remember, this offer expires August 31st, 2008, so don't delay -place your order today!
Phone: 604-736-1014. Fax: 604-734-4944. email: firstname.lastname@example.org