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.
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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.
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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
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:
A private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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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.
I do not know what happened here but the answer to your question about your tea set is $2400-2500.
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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.
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?