MASTERPIECE BOOK AND JOURNAL NUMBER 8 ANNOUNCEMENT Posted by web administrator Joel Vander Molen for TJ Onken on June 5, 2012.

Since the first of the year I have been spending a great deal of my time in Illinois trying to help my 89-year-old mother with her medical problems. The doctors missed the problem for five months before they determined that she has inoperable stomach cancer. Her days are numbered and she has 24-hour care. I am trying to spend as much time as I can with her during the rest of her life. Any work on my MP Book and the next Journal will be delayed until after my mother passes away and I deal with her estate. My new goal will be to have the two books completed sometime in 2013. I appreciate your patience. TJ Onken

My original goal was to introduce this book by mid December 2010 as a Special Spiral Bound copy. Participation in the book by both collectors and artists is by invitation only. Many of my customers requested that I also print a Limited Edition hard cover version as well. Not only did I agree to do this but I also expanded the number of pages in the book. All of this requires extra time. The printers need a minimum of an additional 30 days just to do the hard cover version. Approximately half of the collectors and artists have asked for more time to provide me with either their artwork or pictures that are approved for publication.

As per their requests the new introduction date will be mid March 2011. The book will be introduced at the Collinsville, Illinois Indian Relic Show in late March 2011. The Spiral Bound version will sell for $110.00 and that includes priority shipping and insurance. The Limited Edition hard cover book will sell for $150.00 and that includes priority shipping and insurance. Both books can be purchased for $250.00 and that also includes priority shipping and insurance. There will be 125 signed and numbered copies of each book printed. The book will feature some of the most collectable points in the country and will also feature a price guide for those collectors and artists who agree to participate.

The new deadline to pay for pages which are $100.00 each is October 15, 2010.

Then new deadline to receive points for photography or approved pictures is November 1, 2010.

The new deadline to turn everything over to the printers is December 15, 2010. After that deadline it requires 90 days to get both completed versions of the book.

You can order your copy today by sending your check payable to the Lithic Artists Guild, PO Box 63, Pella, Iowa 50219.  If you have any further questions please call TJ at (641) 625 - 4180.

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