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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs.Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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We have two oil paintings just uncovered from family

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We have two oil paintings just uncovered from family storage. One is a T M Martin landscape - size 26 x 31, signed on lower left corner "T M Martin 86". On the back is noted "From Nature July 1886". Noted on the frame- "Oil painting of Chorley Park which was on outskirts of Toronto. Subsequently it became the site of the house for the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario". The second painting is by John Innes. It is a lone cowboy on a horse that is reared up and the cowboy has his hat high in one hand. The size is about 16 x 20. We know both of these artists painted in Canada in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. We are looking for an approximate value.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

This is your answer, please rate this after reading the answer. You do so clicking one of the top stars!

Thank you for the pictures.

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The Painting by T M Martin has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $800.00-950.00, John Innes. -$700.00-750.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. For insurance purposes ( cost replacement ) the value would be 45-50% higher. Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.

You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.

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