This guide is an attempt to clarify the meaning of some terms used in the certificates of authenticity by the Fingerhut Group Publishers with regard to the Jiang Tiefeng Prints. The terms "Numbered", "Artist's Proof", "Presentation Proofs", "Deluxe", "HC", "M" , PP and "Print Unique" among others are used to describe the make-up and size of the edition. The total number of all impressions, for example, may be 410 consisting of the following: 300 Numbered, 10 AP, 15 Print Unique AP, 75 Print Unique Roman Numeral and 10 Printer's Proofs or PP.
When reading the certificate of authenticity's "comments" section we find that Fingerhut identifies any "hand-embellished editions with the term "Print Unique" and only those prints in the edition are "hand-embellished by the artist" which are typically on canvas. For example, a "Print Unique Roman Numeral Edition" on canvas signifies that this print has been hand-embellished by Jiang but a Deluxe Roman Numeral Edition on paper would not be hand-embellished but, may be larger, have full margins, be signed in pencil, have special deluxe coloration or have no differences at all from the regular edition except for the numbering.
Sound confusing, it's all spelled out in the certificate of authenticity for each edition. If unsure, ask a question or ask to see a copy of the COA as the hand-embellished pieces are typically worth more than the regular prints and some confusion exists with the use of the terms.
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