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I am in possession of 3 e gideon 54 prints of plazas in

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I am in possession of 3 e gideon 54 prints of plazas in Europe. are they worth anything?
JA: 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.
Customer: they are small 5" paintings (prints?) that is all I know except the year 54
JA: Is there anything else the Antiques Appraiser should be aware of?
Customer: not that my untrained eye can see
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 4 months ago.

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. Please know I do not send pop-ups. Thoughtful responses take time.

What size is one piece (in inches) not including the frame? Please do not remove from the frame.

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment. Can you send photos?

If so, then -select one piece and -

Please send photos of the front and back of your framed piece.

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.

To send photos you may use the "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,
Doris

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How do I take the photos without losing the link
Expert:  Doris replied 4 months ago.

Are you working from a mobile phone?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I just sent you 2 pictures
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Here is another pic
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
doris
i dont want to talk. i can read just fine. what do you think aboutthe pictures?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I'm going to my credit cArd company to get my money back you crooks
Expert:  Doris replied 4 months ago.

Please give me some time to see your pictures and write my answers.

I do not participate in the phone call services. I give my best answers in thoughtful writing.

Besides, you will have an assessment to print out. I did not send the pop-up.

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Kind regards,
Doris

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
DORISI AM GOING TO MY CARD COMPANY TO GETNMY MONEY BACK YOU CROOK. I HAVE SENT YOU PICTURES AND I HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE ANSWER
Expert:  Doris replied 4 months ago.

Elmo Gideon

(1924 - 2010)

Elmo (E. Gideon) Gideon was active/lived in Florida, Georgia, Kansas. Elmo Gideon is known for portrait, land-and seascape paintings, sculpture.

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 an estimated auction value of $50-65 for each of your prints.

As for retail value, I have seen art sell for 4 to 10 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 20% 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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Kind regards.

Doris

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Expert:  Doris replied 4 months ago.

I do not participate in the phone call services. I give my best answers in thoughtful writing.

Besides, you will have an assessment to print out. I did not send the pop-up.

Site Charges:

We professionals are not considered employees of Just Answer, We are verified by the site to answer questions in our fields. We are considered site users just like you. Therefore we have no knowledge of or control over the finances of the site or what they charge customers.
If you wish to discuss site charges, you may contact customer support at

Email address:

***@******.*** (send no photos - special instructions)

OR:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help

Or by phone:

US/Canada 1.***-***-****
Available 6am to 9pm PST

International
Australia 1800-679-634
New Zealand 0800-452-621
United Kingdom 0***-***-****
The rest of the world 1-***-***-****

Kind regards,
Doris

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