I participated in the Editions and Works on Paper 1500-2018 auction on January 29, 2019 by Forum Auctions in London. I was interested in Lithographie no.18 by the French painter, Pierre Soulages. His lithographs are in demand and finding one in very good condition (without staining, foxing and discoloration) is a challenge. Robert Jones at Forum Auctions kindly provided the initial condition report and Sarah McLean forwarded high resolution photographs confirming that the condition was indeed quite good. Encouraged, I placed a bid and won the lot!
I contacted several firms for a shipping quote and raised a concern with Sarah about potential damage in transferring the unframed lithograph to the shipper’s facility. Sarah recommended Alban Shipping and then personally coordinated the transfer of the lithograph from the auction house to the shipping facility. The lithograph arrived in perfect condition!
If you have the opportunity please check out Forum Auctions and Alban Shipping. They will provide you with a well coordinated, memorable experience coupled with stellar customer service!