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I too have a oil painting with a certificate of Authenticity

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I too have a oil painting with a certificate of Authenticity from Robert Sills Galary. Artist: Castel; Title of work of art: Venice; Medium: original oil painting; Registration # C-76009 by what looks like "Bob Abramson". Looking for any info on this artist/painting etc. thank you
Dennis Moore
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 12 months 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 is the size not including the frame? Please do not remove from the frame.

Kind regards,

Expert:  Doris replied 12 months ago.

Also, does the signature look like the following?

Expert:  Doris replied 12 months ago.

Please send an image of the painting.

To send photos you may use the "reply to expert" or "add files" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

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Kind regards,


Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hi Doris, no the signature doesnt look like what u sent. The "A" in his name is ***** ***** times as high as the other letters, can take picture if needed
Expert:  Doris replied 12 months ago.

Unfortunately, I cannot find an accurate answer for your question. I will release your question so that all the other professionals can choose to answer you with accuracy.
I want you to have the best answer possible. Releasing your question is called "opting-out." I will not be able to respond to you once I opt-out.
I am very sorry.

Kind regards,


Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No calling at this time, should be relatively simple to text for this....but u r opting out so only $5.00 charge. Kinda like a scam, it appears. Seems like u could tell whether or not u could answer my question at the beginning??
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Not paying another $5 bucks for another empty answer
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 12 months ago.

My name is***** and I am an IRS qualified fine and decorative art appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my training, experience and research library to work for you.

There are at least 30 listed artists with the last name of Castel. It would help if I can see images of your painting. One of the whole work front and back plus one of the signature.

Here are instructions on how to send photos to this site. Go to: Or you can

email the photographs to***@******.*** attention Timothy in antiques.

I look forward to seeing your painting.