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Please tell me if your painting is signed?
I need to know the size, not including the frame. Do not remove from the frame.
I also need to know the medium - oils, watercolors, etc.
This is a framed circa 1870 -1890 color lithograph print and not an original painting. Color litho prints were printed in multiples by publishers and were intended as decorative wall art. An original painting is one of a kind (and at the level of detail in the image, would be larger than 10" x12"). On today's market, this could sell for a high average of $40 - $60. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $100.
You can, however, ask any price you please on an item you own, they key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.
Bear in mind that an ‘asking price’ is one that has not been sold yet and a true sale value is based on actual past documented sale records.
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Another tried to answer your question before I could read your response. I apologize for not getting back to you sooner.
I was busy away from my computer for a while this morning.
Thank you for your additional information and patience.
While your piece is a well-done late 19thC framed color lithograph of the size you describe, it is not numbered so it is not part of a limited edition.....in other words, there were not just a certain number of these made.
From my experience and research of lithographs like yours, I was able to determine an estimated retail price of $125-140.
Usually, insurance replacement value is 20% more than the estimated retail price.
If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated 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 estimated retail value.
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