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AppraiserJM
AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I'm curious about my V.G. Gebbie painting. I can send more

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I'm curious about my V.G. Gebbie painting. I can send more pics. The dimensions are approx 13.5 x 18.5
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

This is a lovely example of late 19th century illustration art. From the photo, it appears to be a watercolor on paper.

V.G. Gebbie was Viola Grace Gebbie, who was better known by her married name, Grace Drayton. Grace Drayton was the creator of the famous Campbell Kids of Campbell Soups. Her full name was Viola Grace Gebbie Wiederseim Drayton. She was also very well known for a popular line of paper dolls.

This piece is difficult to value because it's very different from her later chubby-child-centered style. At auction, it would most likely be estimated in the range of $700-$900. For insurance purposes, a dealer at retail would most likely charge $1,500.00 - $2,000.00.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

I see you have not yet accepted/rated my answer. Here at JustAnswer, we Experts are not credited/compensated until the customer provides a rating.

Of course, I want you to feel completely justified in providing a positive rating. How can I help you further with this item?

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

I would really appreciate your rating or feedback when possible.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

I would really appreciate if you could either provide a rating, or let me know why you don't want to provide a rating (so I can improve in the future).

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

I would really appreciate your rating or feedback when possible.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

Here at JustAnswer, Experts are not credited or compensated for their work until the customer provides a positive rating. Of course, I want you to be completely satisfied. How can I help you further, so you feel justified in providing a positive rating?

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

I see you have not yet rated my reply.

How can I help you further? I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

Could I please ask why you have chosen not to rate/accept my answer?

Jennifer

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

I see you have not yet accepted my reply.

How can I help you further?

Sincerely,

Jennifer