TIP 1: THE MISSION MAP
To quickly find photographs made at each station, pay a visit to the Project’s hub, The Mission Map.
You’ll find interactive links to all the photographs made so far. Look for the blue tags:
BLUE = COMPLETED
For example, want to know if the Project’s visited West Mersea Lifeboat Station?
- Locate West Mersea on the map
- Click on the blue tag
- You’ll find thumbnails of all the photographs made at the station (pictured below)
- Click on a thumbnail to be taken directly to the correct page to purchase a print
TIP 2: THE GALLERIES
The number of photographs available from this site is growing rapidly.
TIP 3: EDITION NUMBERS
Generally speaking, the prints are available to buy from numbers 2 through to 50.
However, most RNLI Boathouse Views are available from print numbers 1 through to 50.
Single digit edition numbers 1 to 9 are usually considered to be the most desirable, so ordering or reserving prints early is a great way to secure a low edition number for yourself or, indeed, a friend or loved one.
If you’d like a particular edition number, let me know when you order.
For example, one regular print collector always orders her house number.
Teddington RNLI started a new trend by ordering edition prints that matched their crew numbers, a trend that has carried on around the coastline ever since!
TIP 4: SPREAD THE COST
Did you know you can spread the cost of Limited Edition Prints?
There are two ways to do it:
METHOD 1: BECOME A PATRON
You can now become a Patron of The Lifeboat Station Project. It’s a way to support my work and be rewarded in return for your kindness.
There are several Reward Tiers on offer but if you pledge on Tier 4 (or above), you will receive a Limited Edition Print of your choice for every year that you contribute.
There’s lots more on offer too — learn more by clicking on the image or button below:
METHOD 2: SET UP A MONTHLY PAYMENT
You can set up a monthly payment from just £16.25 right here on this site. Learn more by clicking on the button below:
TIP 5: ALLOW TIME
As well as the original glass plates, Jack Lowe personally makes every single limited edition print available via these pages.
Each one is signed, numbered and embossed — a truly unique, collectable and luxurious item to treasure for years to come.
With that in mind, it’s important to allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of your print(s), particularly if Jack happens to be on the road photographing lifeboat stations when you order.
So, if it’s getting near to Christmas or a special birthday, be sure to allow plenty of time — 14th December is the cut-off date for ordering in time for Christmas!
TIP 6: SAVE MONEY
On every page, you’ll see there’s an opportunity to save £30 per print by committing to purchase any three Project prints — that’s a £90 saving in one purchase!
These can be existing images or ones that have yet to be made.
If there’s a lifeboat station or location that particularly strikes a chord, this is both a great way to secure an early edition number for yourself and to support the Project.
You’ll find the buttons on every page to buy or pre-order a Collection of Three Prints but the bottom of this page is perhaps the easiest place to begin:
Also, feel free to club together with others to place an order of three prints, saving £30 on the individual price — a particularly attractive option for RNLI crew members.
TIP 7: GIFT VOUCHERS
Buying a gift for a friend or loved one? Not sure which print they’d like? Send a gift voucher!
TIP 8: FRAMING
Perhaps you’re wondering how to frame your new artworks?
It can be a difficult decision but pop over to this page to see my suggestion:
There you have it — seven tips to help you with the decision-making process. We hope they help…!
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