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Thank you. I have an original signed and numbered 29/100 limitd edition Batik painting by the Persian artist from Carmel, California --Iraj Taj-Tehrani.

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

Was getting well known in the 1970's. I am selling a lot of out estate due to our age. I would love to know a value range. It is in mint condition.Thank you Dee Anna

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No-one sells them, they are kept in family.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques and art collector as well as dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

What size is the batik, not including the frame. Please do not remove from the frame.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
The size is 33 1/2 by 22 inches
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 year ago

Thank you for the information. It really helps..

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I want you to have the best answer.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,

Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 year ago

Iraj Taj Tehrani's obituary 2010 -

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/montereyherald/obituary.aspx?n=taj-tehrany&pid=146676293

When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at completed 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.
Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.

Using this widely accepted method of assessment, I was able to determine that your limited edition batik by Taj Tehrani would have an estimated auction value of $300-470 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.

As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 5 times auction values depending on the tastes of the art gallery owner as well as location of the gallery.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.

Or list with no fees whatsoever:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_

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Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 1 year ago

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,
Doris

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