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mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
Fri May 11, 2012, 01:27 AM May 2012

I'm going to be getting 2 tickets to Antiques Roadshow..........

I've got 4 paintings by an artist that I want an appraisal on. I bought them all for about $400, I know that one of the artist's paintings similar to one I have, is about $900. I'm so excited.

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I'm going to be getting 2 tickets to Antiques Roadshow.......... (Original Post) mrmpa May 2012 OP
Good luck with your appraisal. It is well known that the prices quoted Paper Roses May 2012 #1
I will let everyone know, sometime in July...... mrmpa May 2012 #2
That's so exciting! Can I ask who the artist is? Vinca May 2012 #3
Sure, you can ask, the answer is.......... mrmpa May 2012 #5
whee! grasswire May 2012 #4
+1 McCIoud Dec 2012 #6

Paper Roses

(7,487 posts)
1. Good luck with your appraisal. It is well known that the prices quoted
Fri May 11, 2012, 05:17 PM
May 2012

on Roadshow are higher than you'd expect. For your purposes, I think you will be OK. If you had a Rembrandt, I'd worry that they gave you a figure far greater than the value of the piece. You consign the piece because of great expectations and would possibly be let down.

I used to watch Road Show but got so upset about their information and quotes, I no longer watch.
I also did not like their constant comments that as a seller or a buyer, you would do better at auction.
I'd be willing to bet that most dealers also cringe at this type of statement. It is easy to be let down.

If you have good news, take your paintings to a reputable auctioneer in your area, even if you have to travel some distance. This would be an auction house that handles top of the line stuff, not your local Saturday night at the Legion hall type.

Please let us know how it went.

mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
2. I will let everyone know, sometime in July......
Fri May 11, 2012, 06:55 PM
May 2012

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and the paintings, I really don't want to sell I like them too much. Any apraisal I will use for insurance purposes. I know sometimes the Roadshow does get to me too with their pricing.

mrmpa

(4,033 posts)
5. Sure, you can ask, the answer is..........
Sun May 13, 2012, 11:34 PM
May 2012

Louis Wolchonok. Probably one thing holding his prices back are that he was quite prolific. He created art in many mediums and he was a teacher and wrote books on perspective and other artistic aspects. He was active from the 1920's through the '70's. I have a piece from the late 1920's, 2 from the '50's and 1 from the mid to late '60's.

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