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Oil painting by R.Packer ...what is a fair listing price?

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Oil painting by R.Packer ...what is a fair listing price?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


What is the size? Please add a photo of the back side, do not remove from frame, as well as a close-up of the signature.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


You have a signed vintage original painting that dates to the 1970s - 1980s.

It is by what is known as an unlisted artist, meaning one that does not sell at auction for fine art collector and investor purposes, but a painting that is more intended for decorative framed original wall art for the home, hotel or lobby setting. Oftentimes, the artist’s name that is on the painting is fictitious and they painted in factory settings in Mexico and China. They were sold in decorator shops, furniture show room stores and department store furniture sections. Yours being signed R. Packer is similar to Richard Gordon Packer (1916 - 1998); however the signature on yours does not match that on the known works by Richard Gordon Packer.

Your vintage framed oil painting could sell for $100 - $300 on today’s market.

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Expert:  Nora replied 4 months ago.


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