Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.I have been an antiques and art collector as well as a dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you. Please know I do not send pop-ups.
Would you want an appraiser in your area to appraise the print at the first of your question?
I can find an appraiser within driving distance of you.
Let me research the best appraiser for you.
Also, there are subscription art sites on the internet you can join to assess your art.
This is the most widely accepted method of assessment:
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.
I'll be back with at least one name for you.
These are the certified art appraisers in your area. There are several in NYC but I did not list those.
Katherine G Yellen -(###) ###-####- Ridgefield CT
Maggie Lopez -(###) ###-####- Westport, CT
Allison Petretti -(###) ###-####- New Canaan, CT.
These are some selling sites that also show auction results.
As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 5 times auction values depending on the tastes of the art gallery owner as well as location of the gallery.
In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.
Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.
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:
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You asked how to determine the value of your photo/print.
It would be bast to have your piece valued by a local appraiser who can see it.
I looked through all my art resources for MT Sheahan. He was not there. He apparently worked in producing photographic prints of original paintings rather than creating originals himself.
See the following images that I finally found in old eBay sales. The auction sales results range from about $20-200 with the $200 being fairly large with an ornate frame.
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Here are the images.