Re: What do I have??

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Posted by D.J.M. on September 07, 2002 at 18:31:56:

In Reply to: Re: What do I have?? posted by Jennifer on September 07, 2002 at 04:56:05:

Hi Jennifer,

I'm afraid I still couldn't see the details of the date seal, but 1850s-60s is definitely the range for date.

Prints of this era are still fairly plentiful, so usually (with the exception of certain series prints) not so valuable. Generally, for an early impression in pristine condition, the value might be $200. As yours seems to be a somewhat late impression (the lines are not as sharp as they should be) possibly with some damage (foxing, creases, stains) and one of a triptych, the value is probably around $50 on the current market--though these things are of course relative. I always say don't let market value influence your feelings towards a print; if you value it, then value it and there is nothing wrong with that.

By the way, is your print creped (clothlike paper?) I kind of get that impression from the scan, but it's hard to tell.

: Thanks! This is the best close-up of the signature/date I have. It is the only writing on the print. I may try to take it out of the frame next week and try for better pictures. Are prints of this nature very valuble? I was planning on taking it to regular framer to have it mounted with archival/acid free paper. Any tips on framing to help preserve it?

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