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Glenda B. Appraiser, Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
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Experience:  40+ yrs. experience as antiques collector and 14+ yrs. as antique store owner. Member of Association of Online Appraisers and AADA.
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Portrait of Prince Ruppert, hero of the English Revolution.

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Portrait of Prince Ruppert, hero of the English Revolution. His mother was ***** ***** and his uncles were Charles and Henry. Artist unknown. Purported to have been painted in the mid 1600's.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is Glenda,
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Glenda
Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
Hello
I received the pictures, thank you. What size is this. Is this signed by the artist, or do you know who the artist was?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The size of the painting is 35 by 26 without the frame.

There is no apparent signature, but we haven't wanted to take the frame off because of its age.

A little history. I acquired the painting 20 years ago. I purchased it along with another smaller painting purported to be a listed piece. The owner was british and acquired the piece 25 years before in London at auction. He was wealthy. He was the founder and owner of Econo Travel Motels. He died last year so I wasn't able to get any more information from him.

It has significance for the area that I live in (Norfolk Va.) because his mother was ***** ***** and the river running thru Norfolk is named after her. His uncles were Charles and Henry's names are ***** ***** capes in Virginia

Expert:  Glenda B. Appraiser replied 1 year ago.
Hello James,
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The Oil on Canvas of Prince Ruppert, ( unknown Artist ) has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $1***-**-****.00, depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Art Gallery or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online.

There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items.

There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane.

There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic.

They are all great! If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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If you would like to work with me on further questions you might have, it would be a pleasure to work with you again. All you have to do is put my name ( Glenda ) at the beginning of your question.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda

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