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Antonio Cejunior 14th August 2006 03:44 PM

Small Preview on the History of Steel Catalog
 
Hi all,

The catalogue is at its final text revision stage.

Here are some print screen pages selected at random by Joyce, the computer designer.
Click on any image for a better look.








Antonio Cejunior 14th August 2006 03:45 PM

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Hope you all enjoy the first glimpse of the 400 pages.

Cheers

Jens Nordlunde 14th August 2006 04:17 PM

Hello Antonio,

It looks very interesting and a nice layout. The pictures are exceptional good:). All the best of luck.


Jens

Antonio Cejunior 14th August 2006 04:28 PM

Thanks Jens :)
Catalogue will be ready and for sale in about a month's time.
Keep my fingers crossed

Tim Simmons 14th August 2006 07:12 PM

First class, I cannot wait for that moment of ecstasy achieved when tearing off the wrapper on a new book.

Andrew 14th August 2006 08:10 PM

That looks really nice, Antonio! Thanks for the advance peek. :)

Antonio Cejunior 14th August 2006 11:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Simmons
First class, I cannot wait for that moment of ecstasy achieved when tearing off the wrapper on a new book.

Thanks Tim :) ,

I'm reviewing the texts. You always find typos and stuff. I will post the link to where to order this 400 pages mamoth :D when it is for sale.

Mark 23rd April 2007 09:01 PM

I just came back to my office from a meeting and found a box of catalogues on my desk! :D

Antonio, it is gorgeous! Well worth the wait. Since I could be accused of bias, I'll let others comment more fully.

Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in this project.

Antonio Cejunior 23rd April 2007 11:35 PM

Mark,

I am glad you backed up through Shadow of Leaves, and that you liked it. :)
Thank you and everyone who so generously participated. (bowing)

RhysMichael 24th April 2007 12:59 AM

My wife said mine arrived also. I am in MA so it will be a couple of days before I can get home to see it

ariel 25th April 2007 12:43 AM

Still waiting on mine...

~Alaung_Hpaya~ 25th April 2007 11:03 AM

Where can I buy this catalogue ?

Andrew 25th April 2007 11:03 PM

Got my copy today. Wow! :)

VANDOO 26th April 2007 05:55 AM

I RECEIVED MY CATALOG TODAY AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED IT IS A FIRST RATE PRODUCTION. A PLEASURE TO LOOK AT AND GOOD EXERCIZE LIFTING IT, AS IT IS A VERY LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK. MY CONGRADULATIONS AND THANKS TO ALL WHO DID THE HARD WORK THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE. WAY TO GO MACAU MUSEUM AND ANTONIO THANKS FOR ORGANIZING AND COMING UP WITH THE FUNDS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN :D
I SURE WISH I COULD HAVE MADE IT OVER TO SEE THE ACTUAL EXHIBIT.

Antonio Cejunior 27th April 2007 07:17 AM

Where to Buy the History of Steel Catalog now
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Alaung_Hpaya~
Where can I buy this catalogue ?

Well, now that the US sales has closed after two months, and since the Museum does not sell online, here is this linkwhere you can find the history of steel catalogue.

Check under New Arrivals for this icon.



Eventually you have to register first and then buy it.
Make sure that whatever correspondence you have cs@kongseng.com.mo
use simple and easy to understand English.

The site is owned by one of the companies that own Cable TV here so they are no scammers.

Provide your name, make sure you tell the exact address, city, ZIP code, etc.
I was informed today that many people who have emailed the Museum, were sent to this link as soon as it was up.

Good luck.

Antonio Cejunior 27th April 2007 07:19 AM

Hi Andrew and Vandoo,

Thanks for the kind words. Thank you all that have cooperated to make the exhibition possible.
Now we are proud that your names are in the catalog :)

ariel 27th April 2007 08:57 AM

Got mine from the Shadow of Leaves. Had time only to glance through the pics: highly professional. That's how to photograph swords!

drdavid 27th April 2007 10:05 AM

Caution
 
If you order this through the Macau site http://www.555555.com.mo/shopping/index.jsp?lang=E , (which is the cs@kongseng.com.mo Antonio mentions above) be a little careful as the checkout process appeared to reject my order three times this evening but I now find I have been billed three times for the book. I dont know why this has happened and I am not suggesting they wont sort the problem out for me (fingers crossed) but watch out. I guess the worst outcome is that I will have two spare copies of the book.
cheers
DrD

~Alaung_Hpaya~ 27th April 2007 10:17 AM

thanks for all your advice

Antonio Cejunior 27th April 2007 10:58 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by drdavid
If you order this through the Macau site http://www.555555.com.mo/shopping/index.jsp?lang=E , (which is the cs@kongseng.com.mo Antonio mentions above) be a little careful as the checkout process appeared to reject my order three times this evening but I now find I have been billed three times for the book.

Have you emailed them? If so, always have to write in very simple English.


Quote:
I dont know why this has happened and I am not suggesting they wont sort the problem out for me (fingers crossed) but watch out. I guess the worst outcome is that I will have two spare copies of the book.
cheers
DrD

Problem is I advertised that it was available for sale at Shadow of Leaves for quite some time. :shrug:

Have you registered? Is your computer on a broadband? Would it time out?

Don't lay the blame on me :) Best of luck

Tim Simmons 27th April 2007 12:13 PM

I do not have a credit card, so I tried to get this book through a friend. We stopped trying as apparently this site is not secure?

Antonio Cejunior 27th April 2007 12:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Simmons
I do not have a credit card, so I tried to get this book through a friend. We stopped trying as apparently this site is not secure?

I will exceptionally ask the Museum staff to contact them and get an answer about security.
So far I know it belongs to a big telecommunications and cable tv group and it sells tickets online to all concerts and events in Macau.

It is the only way you can get the catalog now. The same Museum staff runs two Museums now, one alongside the other.



and



Macao Hand Over Museum

They are side by side



Way too much work by a great staff

~Alaung_Hpaya~ 27th April 2007 02:39 PM

Well i've ordered and the transaction seems to have only gone through once - phew


The only oddity is that i've received e-mail confirmation twice in English first then 1 hour later in Chinese ( order rEf is the same though )


As expected shipping is about twice the price of the catalogue itself - can't wait to get my hands on it though :)

~Alaung_Hpaya~ 27th April 2007 02:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Simmons
I do not have a credit card, so I tried to get this book through a friend. We stopped trying as apparently this site is not secure?



It seems to secure enough . When you click "checkout" the address changes to https:// from http:// and there is the padlock in the bottom Rt hand corner of IE . There are no other recognised security certificates though .

Also when they send you the confirmation e-mail they correctly do not include any of your credit details as email is not secure .

As an extra precaution I have also phoned my credit card agency giving them exact details of the transaction including the amount and have advised them to get back to me with any suspicious activity in europe or the far east or double orders which were not authorised by me .


Despite all this I guess all I can do from now is keep my fingers crossed :D.

Rick 27th April 2007 04:02 PM

No Worries
 
I'm sure the Museum will come through for you . :D

Antonio, how many copies were printed ?

drdavid 28th April 2007 12:12 AM

Hi all
I did not mean to give the impression that I thought the site or process was not secure, I am sure it is. Nor am I saying there is a major problem, it is just that the first and second times I tried to go through the checkout a server error message came up, leading me to think the transaction had not gone through when it actually had. If I had checked my email for a confirmation message before trying again I would have realised it had gone through. Antonio I am definitely not blaming anyone but myself for this blunder :o , (I have nothing but gratitute to you for enabling such a fine resource to come into being).
DrD

Antonio Cejunior 28th April 2007 10:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick
I'm sure the Museum will come through for you . :D

Antonio, how many copies were printed ?

It isn't easy though, Rick, but I will check with Sara.

I'm not sure. But since it became so big, it won't reach the 1.000 mark.

Antonio Cejunior 28th April 2007 10:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by drdavid
Hi all
I did not mean to give the impression that I thought the site or process was not secure, I am sure it is. Nor am I saying there is a major problem, it is just that the first and second times I tried to go through the checkout a server error message came up, leading me to think the transaction had not gone through when it actually had. If I had checked my email for a confirmation message before trying again I would have realised it had gone through. Antonio I am definitely not blaming anyone but myself for this blunder :o , (I have nothing but gratitute to you for enabling such a fine resource to come into being).
DrD

You didn't say it, no worries :) David. And no need to thank me either.
Just gave a helping hand ;)

Marc 28th April 2007 07:14 PM

Got mine today.
It's indeed huge... and wonderful.
Thanks to all involved.

Antonio Cejunior 29th April 2007 02:41 AM

Hola Marc :)

Hace muy tiempo que no nos hablamos, hombre :)
Glad that you liked it.


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