I am tidying up my studio. And believe me it needs tidying. I am getting rid of things, some out into the bin, some disposed of in a more useful and creative way.
So, I have decided to auction the page proofs for Something About a Bear. Below are all the pages, and the cover. They are printed on some strange kind of plastic, and they are as far as I am aware the only set of proofs in the wide wild world ( because the publisher throws them away once the book is printed).
Now, pay carful attention. To bid on a piece click on the image and below it you will see a comment box. Check what the last bid is, then place yours. Keep an eye on it to see how the auction goes. Bids will only be accepted IF they are placed in this way. Comment will only appear once I have approved it so don’t worry. I will check every day. If you are a collector and you want to purchase the whole set you will have to keep a careful eye on progress.
The auction will end some time before the second week of December but I will begin winding it up page by page from the beginning of December, so watch out on here, and I will try to shout on Facebook and twitter and my blog so that people are aware. Hope all this makes sense. If bids could be raised by a minimum of £5 a time that would be wonderful. Don’t want people adding £1 at the last minute. These kinds of things get so complicated so please bare with me. I will do the best that I can to be fair.
All money raised will be paid direct to Hauser Bears. Once I have been advised by them that the money has been paid I will send you your picture.
These are proof pages. The title page has cat paw prints on. The edges have printers info. They have been carried around a bit, and they have words on. But they can be framed. ALL BIDS MUST BE IN £ sterling please.
So, please share, let’s raise as much money as we can. And let’s see if it can work in this way. If you want to get a better look at them, buy the book or go to the library.
Reserve price on all pages of Something About a Bear is £20. As I tidy up my studio space I may add more things. Please share.