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We purchased painting by robert hartman (cleveland oh area)

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We purchased painting by robert hartman (cleveland oh area) in the 1980's. He said he had been comissioned by the hummel gift shop to do paintings and the one we purchased was in the library of congress. Painting is a toy store we two children looking in the window. Do you know anything about this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.
Since your painting has never come up for auction, I cannot tell you about exactly the same painting. I can research your artist and his other works and give you a value for your painting.
Assessors, more often than not, must use comparables by the same artist to arrive at values.
I need a photo of your painting plus its dimensions...length and width.
To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link you see on your reply page.
If it is not there then you may use the free internet photo site Use the following instructions:
Go to
a. Click "Computer"
b. Find the photo file on your computer that you want to send
c. Click open on the file
d. You will see a Start Upload link on the page.
Click on it
e. Your image will appear on the screen
f. Highlight and copy the address link under Direct Link
to the right on the imgur page
g. Paste that link into your reply box on Just Answer
Please do not forget the dimensions.
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Doris, thank you for your response. Unfortunately at this time I am unable to provide you with a picture. I will try one more thing but I'm not sure it will work.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome to try the email method. Sometimes it takes 24 hours for me to receive the photos.
This is the official explanation of how to send photos via email:
Send the picture to,***@******.***,
In the subject line put " Pictures for˜Doris in Antiques or Appraisals."
In the body of the message put, your user name and name.
Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with
just answer, so they can verify who you are.
This method takes longer because the photos are sent to the Just Answer
techs who must forward them to me.
They will forward them to me and as soon as I get them I will contact you.
Kind regards,

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