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I inherited an original enamel by "Mel" Somerosky that I

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I inherited an original enamel by James "Mel" Somerosky that I would like to sell but I don't know the value of it as nothing is listed for him.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is Glenda
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Glenda

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 9 months ago.

Hello

I am sorry I was not able to find anything on this artist, I am opting out maybe someone knows of his items selling somewhere.

Glenda

Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 9 months ago.

Good day my name is*****

I am a Certified IRS Qualified Fine and Decorative Art Appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my expertise, libraries, resources, and experience in the field to work for you. I read through the dialogue you had with Glenda and do not see any images the work. Can you send another group to***@******.*** attention Tim in antiques/appraisals. Please include: one of the whole work front and back plus one of the signature.

Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 9 months ago.

I am checking back to see if you received my reply.

Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 9 months ago.

I received your images of the Mel Someroski enamel on copper piece. I am now looking for sales records for the artist. As an appraiser I use these records to determine the value of a work of art. Any other approach is speculation.

Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 9 months ago.

I know that you may have already seen this information. But in case you did not here is a link to information on your artist.

http://www.enamelarts.org/index.php?collection&action=view_artist&artist_id=56

Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 9 months ago.

I check the various levels of auctions. The international, national and online.

James 'Mel' Someroski's work has not entered the first two. I did find two results from recent online auctions such as ebay. There two pieces came to auction for $250.00 to $350.00. These were not a well done as yours. Using the two examples to base a value on your enamel on copper by James 'Mel' Somerosky has an estimated auction value of $500.00 to $700.00.

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Cheers Tim