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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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My uncle was a past president of the Circus Fans

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My uncle was a past president of the Circus Fans Association. My father was given a framed picture of a very ornate wagon called a Tabaulo Cage Wagon with a full article describing the wagon and the signature of P.T. Barnum, does it have a value to it. It is good condition the only problem it had been in my fathers basement at has what looks like atiny bit of mold under the glass. I'm uncertain to the age of this but it has to be in the age approx 40 yrs old
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 2 years ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser and I'd be happy to help.

Can you tell if the PT Barnum signature was an original done by hand, or a printed copy? I do know that there were many articles etc. that had a printed signature included as part of them, and that affects value.