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I'm hoping for Doris to appraise my painting which I've had for as long as 18 yrs. It is painted by the artist Giddy. It is an original which appears to be oil. It's measurement is 2 ft by 3ft without the measurement of the frame which adds about 4 inches with its frame.
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 27 days ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 27 days ago

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.
Can you send photos?

If so, then -

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 (next to "SEND" or "SUBMIT") on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
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Customer reply replied 27 days ago
I do hope those photos came to you well...took me a minute to send them
Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 27 days ago

You entered them in a new question thread. I requested a refund for you there.

Please respond in this thread.

Send a picture of the back, please.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 27 days ago

You must respond in this thread or you will be charged for multiple questions even though they are about the same item.

I saw your pictures and closed the recent duplicate you sent. Please only respond here.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 27 days ago

See the following images. They show the auction selling prices for floral paintings by an artist that signed paintings "Giddy."

You will see they sold for $19.99-37.92 at auction.

Giddy is an unlisted artist. This does not mean your painting is not well done. It simply means that he/she has not been recognized nationally of internationally nor have any of his/her work been part of a major exhibition.

I wish I had better news.

There is one on eBay now in the close-to-retail "Buy it Now" format for $175 but that's the highest I found for a Giddy painting.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices. Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

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 or nextdoor.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%-50% more than retail values.

All my answers are quoted in USA dollars.

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Doris

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 26 days ago

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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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