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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 22265
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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I have a watercolor picture of a black boy holding a

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I have a watercolor picture of a black boy holding a watermelon and would like to know the value.
JA: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.
Customer: This is a small watercolor picture of a black boy holding a 1/4 watermelon in his right hand. He is dressed kin short blue pants with white shirt with black suspenders and black hat. He is bare foot and the hat is tilted towards the right eye. The initials on the painting are small and read and I am trying to make the out. Very old frame was framed in Atlanta, ga. The initials are JRAD. Thank you . Tonia
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: Yes, it was framed at Old Pictured Restored North Pryor Street Atlanta, Ga. The picture is old but in good condition.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is Glenda
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It is very important to be able to see what the customer has in order to give a correct informed value!
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Here are instructions for sending images several ways, you can choose which one best fits you , be sure it is uploaded to your computer,
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If you do not see the blue button that states attach file at the bottom of your page here are instructions to upload images !
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Click the link: for instructions on uploading images
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http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
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Or you may use this method:
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Go to www.imgur.com
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click on Computer
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Select the picture file from the box that pops up.
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Hit open.
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Click on Start Upload
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And then copy the link they give you (it will look similar to this http://www.imgur.com/xxxx) and paste it here.
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Or:Send them like this: In an Email! This can take awhile depending on how busy they are at Just answer, they do forward them to me.
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Send the picture to ,***@******.***, in the subject line put " Pictures for Glenda B in Antiques".
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In the body of the message put , your user name and name.
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Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with just answer with , so they know who you are. If you send from a phone the email address on the phone you use has to match the email address you used to register on the justanswer site with.
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Sometimes it can take over 24hrs, depending on how busy the site is. We the appraisers are not employees of the Just Answer site, we come to the site to answer questions, we do not work there. They get photos in from customers, they then send them to the correct departments ( categories, ) then they are forwarded to the appraisers. I have no control over how fast all of this happens. I will let you know as soon as they send them to me.
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Glenda

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello
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This is your answer, please rate this after reading the answer. You do so clicking one of the top stars or smiley faces ( on phones possibly )!
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The Water Color, Black Memorabilia, has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $150.00-200.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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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.
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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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If you have more items you would like to ask me about, just start a new question addressed to "Glenda" it would be my pleasure to help you.
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Thank you

Glenda

Expert:  Glenda B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

Hi, I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going. Let me know if you still need help with this questions. Since it is not rated yet, I wonder if there was a problem with the answer I provided for you?
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Thank you so much!
Glenda