Re: HELP ON "SKINNED" PRINTS


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Posted by John Fiorillo on June 23, 1999 at 14:22:55:

In Reply to: HELP ON "SKINNED" PRINTS posted by juan on June 22, 1999 at 19:06:54:

Juan,

I can only speak in generalities on this issue because an internet message board is really not the forum to offer valuations of specific prints, and in any case suggesting market prices on specific prints is something I do not do. It is difficult to say without seeing the actual print whether skinning on the verso might have an effect on market value. Loss of paper on the back of prints from removal of glues, separation from backings, and so on is fairly common, and if the thinning of the paper does not show through to the front I suppose the effect on value is usually fairly slight. If the thinning does show through on the front, then it would depend in part on where it is visible (only in the margins, at the edges of the image, within the image, and so on). Your question is also difficult to answer because other factors can also be part of the market-value equation. If a print is rare and sought after, and the skinning is minor, it would probably be overlooked. If the print is commonly found in very good condition, then minor skinning could have some small effect. As the skinning worsens, the effect on value increases.

I do hope you can resolve your concerns and make your decision comfortably and happily. Best of luck!

John



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