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I have a signed, numbered Edna Hibel lithograph with gold

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I have a signed, numbered Edna Hibel lithograph with gold leafing " princess of the imperial summer palace" aproximately 42X30 print that is matted and framed 51 1/2 X 39 1/2 in full. It is 25/25 ed 282. Can you give me an estimate of it's resale value. My Aunt had purchased it at 2,070 dollars
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Customer: are you still there?
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Customer: oh, this is my first time doing this, how does this work? Can you get me an estimate or do I get an e mail back??
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: only other thing is at the bottom to the left is roman numeral III 25/25 Ed 282 and bottom right is Hibel's autograph

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm not able to send pictures, If you look online at this particular piece it is the light green colored one. This is in mint condition and I'm just looking for an estimated re-sale price. Also, I understand I just made a $5.00 deposit , is the remaining cost going to be 33.00?

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I will look for that edition for you and let you know.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ok,

Certainly.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do I wait on you now or do you send an e mail? Not sure how your program works.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ok, I appreciate your time and explaining the process to me. Have a good night.Katie

No problem :)

Hi,

Thank you for your patience.

Unfortunately the auction re-sale market for Edna Hibel prints is rather flat and works are sometimes garnering less than 10% of the original retail price. Here are some links for you to comprables and their sale prices:

Here is one that sold for $180:

https://www.propertyroom.com/l/hibel-princess-of-the-imperial-summer-palace-ltd-ed-lithograph-275-x-40-numbered-and-hand-signed-wcert-list-2070/10907648

This one sold for $295:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/princesss-imperial-palace-litho-edna-152458663

This one was offered for $199.99 on Ebay but did not sell:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Princess-of-the-Imperial-Palace-lithograph-by-Edna-Hibel-/361806939076

Galleries who specialize in her art ask $1200 - $1500 for this. This gallery has an asking price of $1400.

http://www.hibelart.com/products/LI-439-Princess-of-the-Imperial-Palace.html

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. One can, essentially, ask any price you please on an item you own, the key factor is finding a buyer at your asking price.

if you were to sell yours on today's market, expect to garner $150 - $300.

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