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All Limited Edition Canvases are individually hand retouched with oil highlights and then numbered according to their Edition. 

Industry Standard Editions

S/N - Standard Numbered                                                    Largest numbered edition available and thus the most affordable.
A/P - Artist Proof                                                                  Smaller number issued than S/N and slightly more expensive. 
P/E - Premier Edition                                                            There are no numbers on the front so it looks just like an original,
                                                                                               there is a special nameplate on the back of the canvas as well as a
                                                                                               premier edition sketch with a signature, and there are typically only
                                                                                               5 in this edition.
P/P - Publisher's Proof                                                         These were offered from 2008-2014. Each gallery was allowed to purchase
                                                                                               one, and the proceeds went to charity.

 

 

 

 

While we want you to be able to understand every type of edition, please be aware that many of these are only used by the Thomas Kinkade Company. To see standard editions used in the industry, please see above. 

Thomas Kinkade Canvas Edition Choices

* indicates Edition is only available at Signature Galleries
Ordering Information...

S/N - Standard Numbered
Largest numbered edition available and thus the most affordable
A/P - Artist Proof
Smaller number issued than S/N, slightly more expensive
G/P - Gallery Proof*
1/3rd edition size of S/N, Gold Foil Remarque on front
E/P - Examination Proof
The first canvas of any image to reach the gallery walls. Only one E/P is issued per gallery as it is used as the show piece for collectors to view. Due to its restrictions, the release number is limited and has become the choice of a number of collectors. 
P/P - Publisher Proof*
1/5th edition size of S/N, last Standard Enhancement edition 
A/N - Atelier National * (Giclee)
400 piece select series, Enhanced Tone Printing Process
R/E - Renaissance Edition*
Very limited number released, brushstroke textured canvas, additionally highlighted by a Master Highlighter. Also has a Watermark Remarque on the back and is personally hand signed by artist.
S/P - Studio Proof*
Semi-original edition, smallest release number that we offer. Has the same brushstroke textured and highlighting offered in the R/E edition but also features a final highlight done by the artist themseles thus making this the most collectable Edition available.

Glossary of Terms:
Edition: Levels offered on limited edition canvases - each containing various features making
    them collectable. The "higher" the edition, the more features and thus the more collectable the 
    canvas is.

Enhanced Tone Printing Process: Featured process that results in a very crisp image with vibrant
    coloring. Exclusive to A/N editions.

Gold Foil Remarque: A gold foil stamp on the front of the canvas that is exclusive to that
    particular image. 

Textured Brushstroke Process: Offered only on R/E and S/P editions, this molding process
    creates a texture replicating the look and feel of the original canvas as well as artist's
    brushstrokes. 

Watermark Remarque: Available exclusively to the R/E and S/P editions, and artist's personal signature that can be found on the back of 
    the canvas.

 

Masters Editions Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. What is an Masters Editions Gallery?
2. What services do your galleries offer?
3. Why should I use the shopping cart on your site?
4. Do you carry pieces that are considered "sold out"?
5. Do you offer any guarantees?
6. How often is Masters Editions' site updated?
7. How can I sign up for any mailings and/or email updates?

 

  1. What is a Masters Editions Gallery?
    Our Galleries are certified Infinity Fine Art Signature Galleries that are authorized to carry limited edition canvases that can be sold nowhere else. These galleries are a part of our Masters Editions network making us the world's largest source of Mark Keathley and Abraham Hunter art.

  2. What services do your galleries offer?
    Along with teaming you with an expert art consultant to help you, we offer interest free financing*, phone orders, layaway services, preorders for certain "to be released" images, and various delivery options like overnight and international shipping. We also carry hand signed canvases signed by our artists during special events.

  3. Why should I use the shopping cart on the site?
    We believe that like any real investments that one makes in their lifetime, purchasing a limited edition piece of art is best done when the buyer is informed and aware of all the options that are available. While a phone call with one of our consultants will yield a wealth of knowledge for even the most adept collector sometimes you know what you want. You have done the research, you know the size and frame and the only thing that there is left to do is hang it on your wall. In such an event, our secure shopping cart is ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to serve you and your needs.

  4. Do you carry pieces that are considered "sold out"?
    As the world's largest source for Mark Keathley and Abraham Hunter limited edition canvas, there is always a great chance we have the one you seek hanging on one of our gallery walls. If not, our vast network of resources enables us to find even some of the truly rare releases. Even in these cases, the turn around time for us to get you the image is fast enough to be called the standard for others to follow.

  5. Do you offer any guarantees?
    We offer a thirty day satisfaction guarantee on all of our canvases. If you are not happy with your piece, simply contact us and we will do our best to make sure you walk away satisfied.

  6. How often is your site updated?
    MastersEditions.com is updated AT LEAST two times a month with certain sections like our news being updated as news breaks. In any event, if you are looking for a picture of the upcoming release, be assured Masters Editions will have it posted.

  7. How can I sign sign up for your mailings and/or email updates?
    To receive our newsletter via US Mail, simply call the Masters Editions Gallery of your choice and ask to be put on the mailing list. You can also add your mailing address by sending us an e-mail with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Just click here: Sign me up.

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Our Guarantee:
Your art order is packaged by skilled professionals. It will be thoroughly inspected before it is shipped. We are confident you will love the appearance and quality of your new fine art.

For that reason we guarantee your satisfaction. If your purchase does not meet your expectation for any reason, we will reverse the transaction. Please contact us either by phone or by E-mail. Tell us the reason for your dissatisfaction, and give us your full name and mailing address in the e-mail. We will attempt to satisfy your concerns. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase from our company, you may return it to us within 30 days of your having received the order for an exchange or 100% refund on the cost of your product purchase. Please note that we will even refund your shipping charges on returned merchandise.

The only exception to this policy is any piece which you ask us to special order or an image that you have asked us to alter or customize. This exception will be explained to you at the time of purchase. The custom orders are the only items not returnable to us under this guarantee. If you are not informed that your order is a custom order, it is covered under this guarantee.