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« on: February 17, 2015, 04:24:25 PM »
My most recent unit had several things that I have no experience with selling.  Thought I'd ask around for guidance from the experts (that's you guys!)

I have 3 "paintings" that I think are worth a little bit of money.  One is a print from the 40's of a Mexican artist...not an original.  But my research is telling me it's still worth a couple hundred.  Other one is a popular artist.  Last one might be an orig watercolor on canvas from the 50's. 

Where do you usually sell things like this?

Re: paintings
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 08:01:13 PM »
My most recent unit had several things that I have no experience with selling.  Thought I'd ask around for guidance from the experts (that's you guys!)

I have 3 "paintings" that I think are worth a little bit of money.  One is a print from the 40's of a Mexican artist...not an original.  But my research is telling me it's still worth a couple hundred.  Other one is a popular artist.  Last one might be an orig watercolor on canvas from the 50's. 

Where do you usually sell things like this?

I have over 500 paintings from units and can help out.  What are the names, medium ..etc.

Also, if its not an original then its not worth much of anything.  If you are seeing it for a couple of hundred that is most likely retail which you would get 30% of if you sold it yourself.

Go to liveauctioneers.com and look up the sold items.  That will give you an idea if its worth anything on the auction market which is the best way to sell authentic and "valuable" art

Re: paintings
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 09:05:58 PM »
'@auction guy that's really some great advice! Thank you for sharing with us. I've only just realised that it might be worthwhile to start selling some of those abandoned storage units because we have the volume to do it now. It's really a lot simpler to haul everything to the dump, but perhaps we could start exploring setting up shop for these things now.

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Re: paintings
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 01:26:54 PM »
Keep in mind, sometimes the frames are worth more than the art. I found this painting in a storage unit. The frame was over the top gaudy but the art was my taste. I sold the gilded 5X4 frame for $100. I reframed the art and I still have it in my bedroom. It's an Italian waterway scene in a Moroccan themed room, that should tell you how much I like it!

Re: paintings
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 07:04:26 PM »
My most recent unit had several things that I have no experience with selling.  Thought I'd ask around for guidance from the experts (that's you guys!)

I have 3 "paintings" that I think are worth a little bit of money.  One is a print from the 40's of a Mexican artist...not an original.  But my research is telling me it's still worth a couple hundred.  Other one is a popular artist.  Last one might be an orig watercolor on canvas from the 50's. 

Where do you usually sell things like this?


I would recommend getting the work valued by a professional first - I have been to a number of storage auctions and have seen many occasions when the person should have had the items in their unit valued first.


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