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I have an oil painting. by (Head Study ) I paid£ 2,500

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I have an oil painting. by ***** ***** (Head Study ) I paid£ 2,500 several years ago . I believe his last painting went for £10,000 . I would like to sell it. Would you have any idea of the value ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have taken a photo on my I phone. can I send it on e-mail? Unfortunately not sure any other way .. date of purchase 2002 I can just make out the signature. I would not like to take it out of the black heavy frame. I have the invoice, with details on it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have just paid £26 I would not like to pay another£15
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

As I stated, please DO NOT REMOVE FROM THE FRAME.

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I do not accept requests for phone calls. I give my best answers in thoughtful writing.

Besides, you will have an assessment to print out. Please know, I did not send you the pop-up.

Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Your photos arrived. Thank you.

First, let me say that you should not try to sell your painting via auction. The highest auction price paid for a ***** ***** painting is $335. See the following image for the statistics as of 2016.

To view information about this artist as well as what a gallery is asking for his paintings, see these sites where you will see prices GBP 5,000 and GBP 10,000.

***** ***** (born 1969) -

https://www.artsy.net/artist/christopher-thompson

http://www.albemarlegallery.com/artists/christopher-thompson

Your example appears to be one of his "study" paintings. As such, it would have an estimated retail value of GBP4000-5000 assuming good condition and depending on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer or via consignment can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

If you wish to sell, these are my suggestions -

The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to estimated retail try the following -

Try ads on sites such as

https://www.artbrokerage.com/help/selling-art

http://www.rubylane.com/art

http://www.askart.com/Ads_Individual.aspx

https://www.artnet.com/auctions/all-artworks/?utm_campaign=bannerad&utm_source=080514auctionsevergreen&utm_medium=link

http://www.artvalue.com

http://www.artprice.com/marketplace/sell-an-artwork

Some like Etsy.com where you can set up your store for free and the selling fees are small - 20 cents to list an item plus 3.5% of the final price.

Or list with no fees whatsoever:

http://forum.findartinfo.com/default.asp?CAT_

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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hi there!

I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help or do you have more questions about your item that would help?

Kind regards,
Doris