|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; actual.
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
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 made.
Memorabilia: Objects collected as souvenirs associated with a famous person, an important event, or a
Nostalgic: Sentimental recollection; Mixed emotional feelings of when recalling a person, place, or
event from the past.
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.
Swathe: A long narrow piece of cloth, especially one that is wrapped around someone or something.
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.