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Steven-R, Retired Major, US Army
Category: Appraisals
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Experience:  As an Army officer I traveled the world and developed a love of antiques and collectibles, using one career to start another.
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I have a Thelma Butler original oil painting, on the back

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I have a Thelma Butler original oil painting, on the back says "Austrian Village Street", I have seen her prints, sometimes under Thelma Leaney Butler but never an original. The picture was bought in NYC around 1966, that's all I know. It needs cleaning but I can send a picture of it on my phone. Thanks, ***** ***** I would like to sell it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Steven-R replied 1 year ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help! Your well known artist, born in England, painted mostly in California. She is not currently classified with the elusive "listed artist" title at present, but many of her works have appeared on the open market in the past decades. Most of her original art was sold in a gallery in San Diego, by the way.
At present, original works such as yours tend to be valued in the $650 to $1,200 range today. I have found that pieces like yours are best advertised, if selling, via classifieds on dedicated art forums such as Askart.com or consignment to an up and coming fine arts venue based in New York City, Lofty.com -- they currently do not carry enough estimated value to attract auction houses such as Sotheby's or Christie's, sorry.
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