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Antiquarian Print Shop

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Welcome to the Antiquarian Print Shop!

My interest in all things old began at an early age.  I grew up on a farm, money was tight but I was surrounded by pieces of old farm machinery.  I lived with my grandparents and was fascinated by my grandfather, who was blind, telling his many stories of the early days on his sugar cane farm.

Their home was full of “things” that would keep me captivated for hours.  My grandmother was a school teacher and a beautiful dressmaker.  She also was a
great storyteller.  To this day I treasure dearly her silver shoe pin cushion and recall her stories of dressmaking back in the days in the “big” houses.

With the farm having an abundance of memorabilia, I discovered that everything had a story. This has been a theme that has kept me interested for a very long time.

My interest in prints began during a time whilst I lived in Rockhampton, renovating old period homes, called "Queenslanders”.  When it came time to styling, I looked specifically for old prints and discovered this whole new area of collecting which was initially botanical prints.

The discovery of botanical prints led to the discovery of maps of the voyages of our earliest ocean explorers, the botanicals of Australia, the birds, the animals.  The work of people that we learnt about in primary school, like John White, Surgeon General on the first fleet with Captain Arthur Phillips, Sir Joseph Banks....the list goes on and so does the fascination with antique prints as every collection of prints tells a story.

The collection we offer through Antiquarian Print Gallery has been carefully selected. They are of the highest quality, and authenticated through hundreds
of hours of research. They make a great addition to any collector's catalogue or a beautiful work of art to display on the walls of your home.

We offer a personaI and friendly service. Please enjoy searching through our site and if you are not able to find what you are looking for, or if you have any questions, please reach out.


We add prints regularly so keep checking back or stay up to date by joining our club list at the website pop up. 

Happy browsing!!

Iris. 

What is the definition of Antiquarian?

Antiquarian

noun.

Connected with trade, collection, or study of old and valuable or rare objects.

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Customer Reviews

"A perfect thing to happened: Recently bought two Gould prints.... was so impressed they arrived the same week I ordered. I have framed them and given them pride of place in my spare bedroom, they look perfect."

Jennifer. M

"It is a beautiful picture, outstanding quality. It arrived very speedily and packed safely. Now to choose my next one!"

Helen. D

"My husband and I just moved into our brand new home. I had no idea how to work with such a bank canvas. I was recommended Iris at the Antiquarian Print Shop. She was so kind giving me lots of advice as to what prints would work in various parts of our home. She even gave me the best tips on how to frame the prints I bought. I cannot thank Iris and the team at Antiquarian enough. My new home looks amazing thanks to their help."

Phoebe, Mountain Creek QLD

“I love this place and have brought a few prints, not just for myself, but also as gifts.  Such an incredible selection of antique prints and their delivery process is seamless.”

Margaret, Geelong VIC

“My mum loves nothing more than a potter in her garden. I gave her some Frederick Manson Bailey botanical prints for Christmas and she was so thrilled. 
Antiquarian Print Shop were excellent with rapid delivery, I will certainly be visiting this site again for Mother’s Day.”

Jason, Kiama NSW

“I recently purchased some prints from their Bird Collection.  Service was excellent, delivery was much quicker than I had expected.  I highly recommend them.”

Amelia, Perth WA

“I’m a fashion student and love the selection of prints on this site from eras gone past.   I have purchased a few prints and plan to buy some
more.  Great online store, thank you.”

Vicky, Brisbane QLD

“My husband recently renovated half our garage into a man cave.   I found some wonderful sporting prints at the Antiquarian Print Shop and surprised him. He has them proudly on display. Thanks for great service.”

Amy-Lee, Sydney NSW

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you source your prints?

In pastimes I would travel the world picking up all sorts of antique prints from various antique and vintage dealers. These days with the internet, and with the pandemic continuing, I enter into the world of online shopping. I get lost for hours hunting down prints as I wish to expand the product range.

How do I tell if my print is an original?

You need to be armed with some knowledge when choosing an antique print. There are several pointers which can be seen with the naked eye once you know what to look for. First, you have to understand the process of producing a print. Please take a read of our blog on this very topic here.

Where do I start to collect antique prints?

A great way to start is to visit museums, libraries, and galleries specialising in old prints—places where you know you're looking at the genuine article.  Ask lots of questions of the people who are in the know.  Take a look at our blog for some guidance here.

When is a print considered an antique or when is something vintage?

Any print over 100 years old is considered an antique print.  Anything less than 100 years is classed as vintage.

Do you sell reproductions?

We do have some reproductions in our catalogue.  These are very clearly marked that they are reproductions and are priced accordingly.

Where are you located?

We are located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia.  All our prints are catalogued, stored and shipped from this region.

What form of payments do you accept?

We accept all kinds of payment including:  Mastercard, VISA,  Afterpay, Apple pay, Google pay and Shop pay.

Is my delivery insured?

Insurance can be arranged upon request.

Do you ship internationally?

Orders can be shipped internationally however shipping rate will vary.  All custom and duty fees will be the responsibility of the customer. Please refer to our shipping and return page on our website here.

Can I return my order to you?

Returns are happily accepted within 14 days of product delivery for exchange or credit voucher.  Please refer to our shipping and return page on our website here

How can I contact you?

You may go to our Contact Page here and leave us your message.  We will contact you in response within 24 hours.

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