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I have seen verbal oil paintings t h at h ave been passed

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Hello. I have seen verbal oil paintings t h at h ave been passed down to me. How do I go about getting them appraised for insurance purposes?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry it is I have several oil paintings. Sending a few photos that really don't do the paintings justice but hope this helps. Tried looking up signature but not sure of the signings. Have a few more pieces of art as well. Thank you
Expert:  Doris replied 11 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.

Please send a photo of the signature.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the signature. I also need photos of the paintings. Only one came through at this end.

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.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

Please tell me sizes of the paintings, not including the frames. Please do not remove from the frames.

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am having trouble uploading file. The sheep painting is 19 1/2 x 29 3/4. The Dutch girl is 17 1/4 x 12 1/4. The ship is 27 3/4 x 37 1/2. The buildings 16 3/4 x 13 1/2. The etchings are done by the same artist with signings on the bottom and the right side.
Expert:  Doris replied 11 months ago.

I can only take one item here.

Do you know who painted the only one I have a photo of - the building scene?

Kind regards,