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Alexej von Jawlensky Limited Edition unsigned and framed print

Limited Edition 9888
Alexej Von Jawlensky
Title: HAUS IN BAUMEN
HEIGHT 52 cm
Width 47 cm

This is your appraisal report, it has the following sections: Description and History, Appraisal Value (US$), How to sell it, and About the Valuation method. 

Description and history

This is a Limited Edition 9888 print by the known artist Alexej von Jawlensky ( * 1864 † 1941 ). Regarding the type of art, as shown in the pics, it doesn’t have surface roughness. We should see some kind of roughness if it is an original painting (brush strokes) or an enhanced print (varnish layer). In this case, the surface is completely flat, so there is no doubts, it is a print.

Now the next step is to see if the print is hand signed by the artist. In the prints world, there is a category named “Limited Numbered Edition Prints”. In this category, you will find prints that are hand signed by the original artist and sold in limited quantities. Let’s see an example of the same artist:  

In the picture, we can see that the print is the number 16 of 50 made, and it is clearly hand signed. This is a very important point, as a hand signed print value is 10-100x higher than a print. 

In this case, after checking with the customer, there is no doubt that it is unsigned, so it we have a framed, limited edition, unsigned, print. This is the correct art identification.

In the art world, this kind of print is normally called simply print, and doesn’t have a substantial value, it is considered a decorative piece.

Appraisal Value ($)

– 50-65$

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How to sell it

Art pieces are difficult to sell, you will need some time to find a buyer, so be patient!

To sell the items, I would recommend doing so through the internet. You have plenty of options, for instance:

– Ebay, Craiglist, Etsy, Facebook ads, Amazon marktplace

I would probably go ahead and take a couple of good pictures, like described here:

https://www.channelreply.com/blog/view/how-to-take-photos-for-ebay

Then I would use the provided description as a text to the ad, and an attractive ad title will make it.

There isn’t any special difference between selling it on Etsy, FB or Amazon. I would recommend to upload the same ad to at least two or three platforms. It will ensure a high visibility of the ad.

The asking price can be close to the value, it depends upon how fast you want to sell. In general, an agressive strategy of 20% price cut will work great, however it depends upon your specific location.

About the valuation method

To value this item I have considered the results from past auction sales. Keep in mind that the final price can be different from asking prices that you can find on the internet. You can see ads on the internet with different asking prices. However, a very high asking price doesn’t normally find cash from a buyer. 

That’s why our method comprises searching and comparing similar past sale results that had a buyer. That’s why we can provide an accurate estimation of this item.

For art pieces, remember that it isn’t the same a print, a limited edition print or an original art piece. If the artist can’t be identified, the value assigned corresponds to the quality and potential interest of the market for the painting. 

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