|Antique: Aged; Historic; An old decorative or household object, valuable and of interest to collectors because of
its age, and characteristic of a particular period and style of manufacture.
Art: The creation of beautiful or thought-provoking works such as in painting, music, or writing.
Authentic: Genuine and original, as opposed to something that is a fake or reproduction; bona fide genuine; real;
CAMIS: Abbreviation for Collectibles And More In Store.
Cel: Short for "celluloid". A transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn
animation. Celluloid was used for animation and film production up until the late 20th century, however, it
burned easily and suffered from spontaneous decomposition, and was largely replaced by cellulose acetate
plastics. Generally, the characters are drawn on cels and laid over a static background drawing. This reduces the
number of times an image has to be redrawn and enables studios to split up the production process to different
specialised teams. Using this assembly line way to animate has made it possible to produce films much more
cost-effectively. The invention of the technique is generally attributed to Earl Hurd, who patented the process in
1914. The outline of the images are drawn on the back of the cel. The colors are also painted on the back to
eliminate brushstrokes. Traditionally, the outlines were hand-inked but now they are almost exclusively
xerographed on. Another important breakthrough in cel animation was the development of the APT (Animation
Photo Transfer) process, first seen in The Black Cauldron. Disney later stopped using cels in 1990 when CAPS
replaced this element in the animation process. Actual production cels are sometimes sold after the animation
process is complete. More popular shows and movies may demand higher prices for the cels, with some selling
for thousands of dollars. Some cels are not used for actual production work, but may be a "special" or "limited
edition" version of the artwork, sometimes even printed ("lithographed") instead of hand-painted. These
normally do not fetch as high a price as original "under-the-camera" cels, which are true collector's items.
Classic: Recognized as being of high quality and lasting appeal.
Collectible: Worthy or suitable for collection on historical/financial grounds, or for meeting a personal aesthetic;
Art, stamps, coins, antiques, and other related items. They offer capital gains potential, inflation protection, and
aesthetic enjoyment. Collectibles are acquired through dealers, at auctions, or directly from previous owners.
Possible drawback is purchasing a fake or forgery under the pretence that the item(s) is authentic. Information
about collectibles sometimes appears in magazines devoted to collecting as well as Money and Investor
publications (major categories of collectibles have magazines and newsletters devoted exclusively to them).
*Collection: Multiple related objects or a set of items belonging to a specific theme accumulated by an individual.
Exclusive: Elite; Cream of the crop; Private; Limited to a group of people, especially one considered fashionable
or wealthy; Excluding or intending to exclude many from participation or consideration; Published or broadcast in
only one place.
Hobby: An enjoyable activity engaged in for pleasure and relaxation during spare time; A pastime;
A Leisure Pursuit.
Limited Edition: An edition, especially of a book or an art print, of which only a set number of copies have been
Memorabilia: Objects collected as souvenirs associated with a famous person, an important event, or a personal
Nostalgic: Sentimental recollection; Mixed emotional feelings of when recalling a person, place, or event from
Novelty: The quality of being new, original, and different.
Original: Existing first, from the beginning, or before other people or things; completely new, and
so not copied or derived from something else; unique; irreplaceable.
Rare: Precious; Not often happening/found; Particularly interesting/valuable because only a few exist.
Unique: Different from others in a way that makes something worthy of note.
Vintage: Era; period; epoch.
Woodblock Print: is a technique for printing text, images or patterns on textiles and paper used widely
throughout East Asia. The earliest surviving examples originated from China (before 220 B.C.). Ukiyo-e
(meaning "pictures of the floating world"), produced between the 17th & 20th centuries, is the main artistic
genre of woodblock prints (also referred to as "woodcut") in Japan which primarily featured motifs of
landscapes, the theatre and pleasure quarters. Japanese prints made in old tradition are created by a team of 4
people (artist, carver, printer & publisher). Woodcut is an artistic technique in printmaking in which an image is
carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface while the
non-printing parts are removed, typically with gouges. The areas to show 'white' are cut away with a knife or
chisel, leaving the characters or image to show in 'black' at the original surface level. The block is cut along the
grain of the wood (unlike wood engraving where the block is cut in the end-grain). In Japan a special type of
cherry wood was used. The surface is covered with ink by an ink-covered roller (brayer), leaving ink upon the
flat surface but not in the non-printing areas. Multiple colors can be printed by keying the paper to a frame
around the woodblocks (where a different block is used for each color.
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