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rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have double elephant havell audubon pelican - do you know

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i have double elephant havell audubon brown pelican - do you know what it is worth
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 8 months ago.


Please use the Add Files feature to add photos.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
i dont understand this service - I recieved an email to say that I had an answer to my question - I cannot see it anywhere
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  rarewares replied 8 months ago.

It is common for the expert to need to ask you a follow up or ask for photos, I apologize if the site sent you in error a message that said your answer was ready.

Let's continue by having you use the Add Files feature to add pictures of your item and any written or impressed marks.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Attached is photo
Expert:  rarewares replied 8 months ago.

After ***** ***** Audubon (American, 1785-1851), "Brown Pelican", No. 85, Plate CCCCXXI,

from Birds of America, hand-colored engraving, Havell edition,

the elephant folio paper should be watermarked J. Whatman/ 1838, sheet size should be 25 1/2 in. x 38 in.
This would have a value of $35,000 to $40,000, one having sold for $38,000 in 2011.

If this is a printed reproduction, which there are many, it would have a value of $250.00.

I have given you both possibilities for this piece. It is hard for me to tell from one photo under glass, so it might be worth it to take it to someone that can do a physical examination of the piece.

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Expert:  rarewares replied 8 months ago.

I am following up to see if you have read your answer and need further help with this item.
Please do let me know.