Enter the $5 Billion Global Online Imaging Industry With an Opportunity for a Substantial ROI


Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC announces the availability of the country's oldest and largest privately held historical archive. The current owner, who is a well-known collector, is liquidating his assets because of his advancing age.

The collection is comprised of 1.726 million original images of illustrated artwork, original line drawings, ephemera and engravings from the 1700s through the 1950s. A fully accredited appraiser, who has worked with the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institute, placed a professional opinion of value on the collection of $32.502 million. The owner is liquidating it for $9.45 million, providing a competitive advantage of $5.48 per image.

"This price point makes this collection highly profitable for a startup online imaging business or for existing online sellers," said Michael Simon, President of Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC.

Achieving maximum success in the online imaging industry is based solely upon offering desirable images. This collection includes rare, original, illustrated artwork by world-famous artists such as William Hogarth, Thomas Nast and Thure de Thulstrup, to name a few.

Competitive advantage:

  • Retain $32.502 million in physical assets while selling only downloads of the images, keeping the collection intact.
  • The largest portion of the current stock imaging market is less than 15 years old and cannot compete monetarily with images from the 1700s through the 1950s.
  • Images of historical significance are currently selling online for $499 per download, providing the highest profit margin in the industry
  • Ephemera is very rare and is defined as written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved. Since most ephemera doesn't survive, it is considered lost historical art and is highly sought after by museums, national libraries, historians and collectors.

Next steps:

  • Study the top three competitors, which are Getty Images, Adobe Stock and Shutterstock.
  • Schedule a professional evaluation to truly grasp the rare value of each piece.
  • Build a website, scan images, put them online and collect revenue 24/7.

Minimal computer skills and no special equipment are needed to set up an online business as advancements in technology have reduced the effort and cost.

For more detailed information, visit www.culverarchives.com, or contact 816-728-2103 or michaelsimon@culverarchives.com.

Source: Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC

Categories: Internet and e-Commerce, Business

Tags: Artifact Brokerage Firm, Ephemera, Historical Archives, Historical Collection, Historical Photos, Online Business, Startup Business

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Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC is the brokerage firm representing the sale of the D. Jay Culver collection.