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purchasing icons, the good, the bad and the ugly

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Hoankan, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    thanks Ulyss, they look awesome!
     
  2. ikonographics

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  3. nutroll

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    orthodoxgifts.com is on the naughty list for taking one of Julia's icons of St. Photini and selling prints without permission.
     
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  4. Anhelyna

    Anhelyna Handmaid of God Supporter CF Senior Ambassador

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    That is just not right !

    Why do people think they can get away with it ?
     
  5. ArmyMatt

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    oy vay
     
  6. ikonographics

    ikonographics In patience I waited patiently on the Lord

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    We initially suspected that they are St Joseph's "School" for boys under another name, but they're not. They all have the same excuse: someone gave them the icons and told them the were public domain or that they had permission to use them. This lot even claim that they pay royalties to the iconographers! The never asked my permission, not did I ever receive any royalties.
     
  7. nutroll

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    I found an icon I painted on wikipedia one time that said it was in the public domain because the artist was deceased. Imagine my surprise finding out that I had died on wikipedia of all places...
     
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  8. RusynGirl

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    Holoviak's Church Supply in Berwick, PA. www.holoviak.com

    Fr. Paul Holoviak was a priest at my family's church and founded the business. (He married my parents and baptized my brother). His family still carries on the business. Good, honest, Orthodox Christian people.
     
  9. John C. Georgia

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    Legacy Icons has been good for me. They work with Ancient Faith and are working on education for Orthodoxy.
    F122_2__25902.1453756507.500.750.jpg F226-Myrrhbearers-at-the-Tomeb__83043.1485884769.500.750.jpg X132__68458.1463593748.500.750.jpg www.legacyicons.com
     
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  10. GoingByzantine

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    I just thought I would let the community know about Immanuel Icons, they do hand painted/written Romanian Style Glass Icons starting at only $55! (For more information about Romanian Glass Icons, see this link).

    For someone looking for a custom icon, on a budget (like me), this is a very good option.

    Here is a link to their website:
    Home

    There are so many websites out there stealing and copying other peoples icons, that it is good to see that there are still people out there doing things the right way.
     
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  11. ArmyMatt

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    nice find, GB!
     
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  12. HowdyDave@

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    I have looked all over for an Icon of St. David of Hermopolis a.k.a.; David the Robber or David of Egypt (Sept. 6).

    David was a gangster who lead a group of bandits around Hermopolis, Egypt.
    After seeing the error of his ways, he wanted to become a monastic.
    He went to a monastery but they recognized him and refused to let him in...
    David said: If you do not let me in to become a monk, I will revert to my old ways, come back with my old gang, burn your monastery to the ground, and kill every one of you!

    The Abbott reluctantly let him in but did not expect much out of him...
    David became a devout monk and a miracle worker.
     
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  13. Alegrias16

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    Julia, your work is incredible! I just ordered a handful of postcards and prints. I can't wait to see them in person!
     
  14. Anhelyna

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    Julia's work is simply beautiful - I own one of hers and I'll admit to having commissioned some others - my GodPapa at long last has St Andrew of Crete :)
     
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  15. HowdyDave@

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    Some hard to find Western Rite icons can be found at.
    lancelotandrewespress — Icons

    I just purchased one of St. Henry (King Henry the Pious).

    I am about to be renamed and am currently looking for:

    St. Athanasius I of Naples and
    St. Athanasios the Notary (usually depicted with St. Zosimas the Hermit).
     
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  16. ikonographics

    ikonographics In patience I waited patiently on the Lord

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    Warning! Do NOT buy icons from this seller on Etsy. He has download icons from numerous iconographers (including mine and Nutroll's) and is selling them as cheap tacky prints. It hard enough for us iconographers to make a living without people stealing our work https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AgioErgo?ref=l2-shopheader-name
     
  17. ArmyMatt

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    thanks for the heads up.

    Lord have mercy
     
  18. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    That's awful. Did you report them to Etsy?
     
  19. ikonographics

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    Unfortunately when I found out from a fellow iconographer I was using my smartphone and when I tried to report them I didn't get and option for reporting personal copyright infringement so I reported them as "prohibited by Etsy" and contacted the seller. He removed two of my icons. I never got any response from Etsy. The next day when I was on my computer I found another icon and this time a personal copyright infringement option popped up which basically says to contact the seller and then if they don't remove it Etsy will deal with it legally. But once the seller has removed the item, Etsy are like "O look, you solved the problem, we can't do anything." And the seller continues to sell other people's stolen work. There is no way to actually report the seller, only the individual items.
     
  20. JCFantasy23

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    That's a shame. You'd think they would do something about the seller even if they removed some of the items
     
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