Hello, Thank you for coming to justanswer. My name is***** am one of the appraisers and would be happy to help you. From what I understand the dealer told you it was appraised by the owners of Pawnstars. Unless you have the actual appraisal papers that state that I would be leery of the value given. Also, be leery of the invitation to be on the show. I know several people that have done reality shows with items in hand and it is more for entertainment then for real value. I would say the $2500.00 price is the actual value of this charcoal sketch and on the high end. There is no real known value to a piece of this nature and he was a mob member not a famous person per say. I would say a realistic value for a sketch of this nature would be $1200-1500.00 on the secondary market in todays standard. Unless this is something you feel you really have to have for sentimental or collector stand point for your collection, I would say it will not be worth investing in. If I may be of further service please let me know I am happy to help you.
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