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Nora, Can you give me a reassessment quote on the Timothy Leary photograph

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Hi Nora,
Can you give me a reassessment quote on the Timothy Leary photograph by Dean Chamberlain. I have found some further information. The piece is one of 25 not 75 and is printed onto an aluminium plate with a uv acrylic protection. A fairly large size of 38 inches by 29.5 inches. It was part of a series by the artist taking of all the psychedelic luminaries of the time. It graced the front of Christies East 1998 catalog pop auction where it sold for 6900 dollars.( the link is below) This print was bought from the artist in year the 2000 for £3500. Can you give me a reappraisal please.
Regards
http://www.liveauctiontalk.com/free_article_detail.php?article_id=111
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi, Thank you for the request here. Could you please send links of the sales records you found and photos of your image. ~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nora,
Making test as not sure if I sent properly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nora,
Here is information requested.
Photograph..
https://flavorwire.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dean-chamberlain-timothy_leary.jpg?w=728
Christies lot sale..
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/timothy-leary-606138-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=606138&sid=dcddf39e-fe10-42c0-b6ac-67c68058350d
One note on above, you will notice the size is 15x19" on aluminium a smaller piece than my one of
30x29.5
Front of catalogue photograph..
http://www.altmanphoto.com/leary.chamberlain.cover.jpeg
I arrange sale between the artist and my the boss in 2000 for £3500, sadly he is no longer, and his records, with us.
I'm sure you have already looked at artist on wiki and seen some of his work on google photos, there are many up there.
Hope this help. Please ask if there is anything else I can tell you.
Regards
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi, Thank you for the additional information. Are you seeking to sell this or for insurance purposes? ~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nora,
For selling. I just found his one of the series of Albert Hoffman on the site below. Again it is much smaller at 22" by28"
and printed on paper not aluminium this starts at 5000 dollars number 14 of 5000 and goes up depending on number.
Regards
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi, Do you have the link for the one being offered for $5000? ~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry Nora, iPad sometimes sticks on this pop up.
https://store.maps.org/np/clients/maps/product.jsp?product=32&
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
https://store.maps.org/np/clients/maps/product.jsp?product=32&
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi, It is important to discern between an actual sale price (meaning what comparables have sold for in the past) and an asking price. Any person can place any price on an item they own, the key element is finding a buyer at your price. A fair asking price for yours would be $10,000 - $15,000. However, I do encourage you to contact various auction houses (specifically the photographs departments) to find out their auction estimates. It is free to contact auction houses through their websites. I recommend Christie's, Sotheby's, Swann's, Heritage and Bonham's to start. This way, you can get a consensus on opinion of sales value. ~Nora
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