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I have an etching print that is quite old and would like some help with it and its value its not signed on front or back

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Its a nautical picture with a city in the background with a few sail boats and a gondola in the foreground

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
How do i send you a picture?
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

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I do not normally participate in the extra charge 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 ad/offer.

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Without a signature or knowledge of the artist, I will not be able to determine the artist.

Still, I can give a period and estimated retail value.

I do need more information.

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

Photos are almost always required to give an accurate assessment.
If you cannot send photos, I can still work with your descriptions; however, I can give more accurate answers if I have photos.
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Please send photos of the front and back of your framed piece.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the signature.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

Is there anything on the back?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
No I removed the back board and it was blank quite confident that it was produced from an etching and was early in the run as the details are sharp and very fine which i have heard indicates first prints
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

This is a late 19thC harbor cityscape etching. The estimated retail value of this framed piece is $180-280.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Well im a little unsatisfied with your results you didn’t really tell anything and your site fished me in with a refundable 5$ deposit and then billed me for 64$ I will be calling my credit card company and having the charges reversed thanks for nothing
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 3 months ago

I am sorry you are unhappy.

Please tell me what other information you would like. You requested value.

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Doris

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