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Doris
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have two old oil painting and I'm trying to find out if

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I have two old oil painting and I'm trying to find out if there worst anything?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Images of only one painting came through at this end.

Please send images of the other painting.

I also need clear close-up images of the signatures.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the signature.

To send photos you may use the "attach file" or "add file" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

Also, please send me the sizes of your paintings, not including the frames. Do not remove from the frames.

I look forward to your replies.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

This is a vintage circa 1980 palette knife hobbyist painting by an unlisted artist. These were done by Bob Ross show followers and used as hotel and home decor. On today's market, this has a high value of $30 - $40.

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

By today's standards, well done original oil paintings like yours would have a retail asking price of $100-150 each assuming good condition and depending on location. If I were buying paintings like this (I have enough art), I would certainly be willing to pay in that range.

If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.

Or list with no fees whatsoever:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_ID=2

If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.

Or list with no fees whatsoever:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_ID=2

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

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Doris

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

If another professional enters our exchanges, feel free to tell them that you are working with me if you wish.

My reearch indicates that your 4 pc sterling tea set by International silver tea set has a retail vintage value of $2400-2500 assuming good condition.

A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.

I hope I have helped you.

If I can help you with further questions about this answer, please let me know before you rate me.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

I endeavor to give realistic, honest answers in a timely manner.

Please take a little time to give me a POSITIVE RATING NOW SO THAT I AM CREDITED BY JA for my knowledge, time and effort.

Please do not rate me down because of system difficulty.

Please let me know if you have difficulty with the site's rating system. To rate me, you should see 5 stars near my answer. 5 stars gives me the best rating.

Kind regards.

Doris

If you would like to use me on any future questions, requesting me expires in a short time. If you put "For Doris Only" at the first of the question, most professionals on the site will respect that request.

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I do not know what happened here but the answer to your question about your tea set is $2400-2500.

Please do not rate me down because of the glitch. It was not our fault.

Kind regards,

Doris

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

There has been an obvious glitch on the site.

Your question was about your paintings.

Somehow my appraisal of silver became entered here .

I apologize and will report the glitch to the site.

i hope you can see my answer about the silver.

Kind regards,

Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Thank you!

This one is very different from the first one.

Is it an oil painting? It looks like it.

Does it have a signature?

What is the approximate size?

I look forward to your replies.

Kind regards,

Doris