Here at Georgebaxter.com we aim to give a general insight into the life of George Baxter on our ‘About the Printers’ page, along with information about some his licencees who worked his process. Our ‘Baxter Gallery’ shows examples of prints that he produced and other interesting images.
The ‘Fakes and Forgeries’ page should be interesting and informative to all, and might just save you from an expensive mistake!
Our ‘Items for Sale’ page lists innumerate items but is still only a sample of our stock, if there are specific items you are looking for please email and we can advise when a copy becomes available, with no obligation.
Mainly, we hope you will find the web-site interesting and informative as someone with an interest in Baxter Process Prints. A place where you can not only purchase guaranteed genuine Baxter Prints but it is also a forum for advice and information. We greatly appreciate any feedback from yourself, details and images of your interesting finds and any information that you feel is worth including on the web-site.
We look forward to hearing from you
Statement of genuineness
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How to Order
Postage and Packing
Notes on Condition
Explanation of terms used on this web
Statement of genuineness - All our items are thoroughly checked for authenticity. We will stand on our description without any time limit. This way you can feel 100% confident about all items purchased from this site. Back to top.
To request further information – We enjoy conversing with our customers, if you have any questions regarding this site, Baxter prints or Victorian Colour printing in general, feel free to email us. Back to top.
How to Order - After viewing the stock item, press the 'Add to Cart' button. This will take you to the shopping cart, by pressing 'Add More' you can return to view more items. Press ‘Basket’ from the stock page at any time to see the contents of your shopping cart. When you have finished press 'Check Out', complete the Order form and press 'Continue’ to place your order. NO PAYMENT IS MADE AT THIS STAGE, NO CREDIT CARD NUMBERS ARE REQUESTED. We will check that the item is still available and email back with total cost including postage and packing and details of payment options. Back to top.
Payment – For UK Buyers payment is by cheque in GB£ or payment direct to our bankers. For our overseas buyers we recommend secure on-line credit card payments via https://www.paypal.com Ask them to pay email@example.com and they will debit your bank or credit card which can also take care of the currency conversion. If you haven't got an account it is very easy to make a one-off payment, ask us to send you an invoice and then follow the instructions
Returns policy - If any item fails to live up to your expectations we will reimburse the full cost of the item, excluding postage and packing. All we request is that you advise us within 24 hours of receipt and return the items securely packaged in the 'as sent' condition by special delivery within 7 days. Back to top.
Postage and Packing - All unframed prints are securely packed between two stiff boards. Framed items are bubble wrapped before packing. Glass can be removed upon client request, which is strongly recommended especially on larger items. Georgebaxter.com cannot be held responsible for breakage of glass in transit and any resultant damage to the print. We never charge a handling fee and in the majority of cases we do not charge for packing materials. We do actively try to re-cycle packing materials as much as possible. All postal charges are at cost, insurance is available if requested. Full packing and postal charges will be advised by return when an order is placed. Feel free to email for a postal quotation before order if required. Back to top.
Notes on Condition - Georgebaxter.com has many years experience with Baxter Prints and as such can accurately and truthfully describe our prints condition.
Baxter Prints and prints by his process fade very quickly when exposed to direct sunlight. All print and paper items naturally absorb moisture and also acid - from the air, mounts and backing boards. This will have the effect of browning or foxing, round spots on the image or mount. Illustrations from books, especially the cheaper end of the market, could have reacted badly with the cheap acidic paper used for the facing title pages and as such prints from these books are virtually impossible to find without some foxing. When you consider that some of Baxter's prints are now over 170 years old it is not surprising that prints in excellent condition are very hard to find. Even the best prints usually have some minor imperfections, the odd foxing spot or slight loss of colour. All our prints are photographed under daylight bulbs, to get the truest colour and are never digitally enhanced. We endeavour to be as accurate as possible in our descriptions. Back to top.
Explanation of terms used on this web
Le Blond Print - Prints from the original plates and presses of Abraham Le Blond, Le Blond & Co London. They produced some 125 original designs including 32 highly collectable oval prints. They purchased a licence from Baxter to use his method of printing which came with some unknown degree of training.
Le Blond-Baxter - A print from Baxter's plates but printed by Le Blond who purchased many of Baxter's plates after his death. For commercial reasons Le Blond omitted some of the colour blocks. They are generally not quite to Baxter's high standards yet some do equal Baxter showing that Le Blond had, arguably, as much ability as Baxter. His set of 32 ovals confirms this. Le Blond printed from approximately 60-70 of Baxter's plates, the majority of which he signed. During the late 1890's through to the 1920's a vast majority of these Le Blond-Baxters had their signatures removed by trimming a small portion from the bottom of the print. Presumably this was to enable them to be passed off as Baxter's own work. A signed version is now somewhat of a rarity and many Le Blond-Baxters are still unwittingly sold today as genuine Baxter Prints.
Licencee - A print by one of the printers who purchased a 'licence' from Baxter during the period of his patent. They were Le Blond & Co, Kronheim & Co, Bradshaw & Blacklock, William Dickes, Joseph Mansell and Myers & Co.