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I have a piece of sheet music that is from the Musical

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I have a piece of sheet music that is from the Musical Entertainer done by George Bickham it is the plate number 77 with a hand colored engraving done by gravelot it is original not repro I've also got a evaluation of what it is from the British Museum. But it being a museum they cannot give me a monetary value so that is why I'm contacting you it is the Compasionate Maid
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

Original hand colored engraved sheet music by George Bickham sell for a high average of $150 - $300. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $400.

Here is a link for you to comparables being sold by a print dealer:

http://www.darvillsrareprints.com/Antique%20Sheet%20Music.htm

Here is a link for you to a sheet that sold for $240:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/18th-csheet-music-musical-entertainer-474856416

~Nora

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The one you referenced on the link does not have Bickham signature on the plate mine does
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.

Hello,

There are 6 prints listed on this link:

http://www.darvillsrareprints.com/Antique%20Sheet%20Music.htm

of which they each have G. Bickham in plate.

These prints were all pages from an 18th century book titled "The Musical Entertainer". It is typical for print dealers to disseminate book pages as individual framed prints.

Please let me know if you need further clarification or information on the value of your print.

~Nora