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Tim in Appraisals, Fine Art Appraiser
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How do I find the value of a circus poster (sign) aprox. 30

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how do I find the value of a circus poster (sign) aprox. 30 by 64" that are 50 years old. Barnum bailey
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Tim in Appraisals replied 1 year ago.

My name is***** and I am an IRS qualified fine and decorative art appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my training, experience and research library to work for you.

It would help if I can see images of the posters. One of the whole poster back plus one of the any printing on the edges. With any ephemera condition is very important.

Here are instructions on how to send photos to this site. Go to: Or you can

email the photographs to***@******.*** attention Timothy in antiques.

I look forward to seeing your posters.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Posters removed from Madison Square Garden back when it was in its 2nd location. Been on garage wall for 50 years nailed up. Most of the wear is on the edges roughly 1 inch cracks near the corners and some nail holes. Posters span the 5 studs length over 64 inch. 3 posters total. located in Nassau county in Oceanside Long island. Looking to sell soon.
Expert:  Tim in Appraisals replied 1 year ago.

Thank you.

I will some research on this for you.

Expert:  Tim in Appraisals replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your patience.

Poster art appeals to a very specialized market. Especially in the area of circus posters. You can start by contacting: Circus Fans of America

As to value large Ringling brothers poster brings auction results in the range of $150.00 to $450.00 in most auctions. Possibly higher in the right auction.

There is a specialty auction house in the NY area that you might contact. Poster Auctions International Inc.

Address: 26 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone:(###) ###-####/p>

I saw a number of posters on the wall. You might have them look at those also.