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Doris, Antiques Appraiser
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a Thomas Kinkade Lithograph. Beacon of Hope, Seaside

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I have a Thomas Kinkade Lithograph. Beacon of Hope, Seaside Memories 1. The number is ***** S/N Canvas. It was done in 1994 and I purchased it in 3-11-95. It is frames in Oak w/colored linen. Can you five me an approximate value and how I could sell this
Linda Kittleson(###) ###-#### ***** you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have the ownership document and warranty registration. Also, have the original receipt of purchase from The Thomas Kinkade Gallery at***** Placerville, Ca 95667
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry and about the misspelling.... Should read, Can you give me an approximate value and how I could sell this.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
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.
What are the dimensions of the lithograph not including the frame?
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
27 1/4 x 18
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the information.
Please allow me time to research your question, calculate current values and write my answer.
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No problem, thanks for your help. You can call me or e-mail me.
Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
I have your accurate answer ready to type.
I do not give out my email address or phone number.
If you wish me to proceed with my typed answer, please let me know.
Kind regards,
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes please.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Doris replied 2 years ago.
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at 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.
Some auction results for lithographs by Thomas Kinkade:
15.75 x 19.69" - 5th Ave Auctioneers - 2.16.14 - $1300
25.2 x 33.46" - " " - " - $1600
23.62 x 29.53" - " " " est $1600-2800 Not Sold
These results )and adjusting for size)indicate that your lithograph
has an estimated auction value range of $1600-1800 assuming good condition.
A retail art gallery would probably double the auction sales price.
Some dealers that buy Kinkade at wholesale prices are -
Texas Art Depot -(###) ###-#### -(###) ###-####
Bradford Exchange -(###) ###-####
If you would like to sell closer to retail , some ideas are:
The internet has you largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites. - no or small fees - more upscale fee based - more upscale fee based
Amazon Marketplace:
A private seller to a dealer can expect 40-60% of retail value.
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