Hi team, I’ve just recently acquired this Ben Allen piece – purchased directly from the artist, number one of his sold out edition from 2010 (as per his instagram post). Just wondering that this woul be worth?
I also have from the same artist
Mickey Montana 94 – yellow – studio proof edition of 1
Nude graffiti – divine no.2 – Artist proof edition of 3
Fantasy embrace diptych – A.p 3 of 5
King Mickey with basquait crown – neon green/gold – 1/10
Martin what’s in sneak peek 12 hour timed release (unopened still in mailing tube
All have certificates and have been either framed upon opening or are still in their original packaging
Any help on how to go about pricing/selling these ones would be greatly appreciated
This is your appraisal report, it has the following sections: Description and History, Appraisal Value (US$), How to sell it, and About the Valuation method.
Description and history
This is an original, limited edition Hand Finished Glicee print by Ben Allen, titled King Mickey With Basquait Crown – Neon Green / Gold.
Giclee printing (pronounced zhee-clay) is a method of printing to create high quality prints. Originating from the French term, “la giclée,” it means, “that which is sprayed or squirted.” Giclee printing began in the 1980s. This Glicee print is hand finished, which means it was painted by the original artist on top of the glicee. Sometimes this called an Enhanced Print or Hand Embellish Glicee.
There is a certificate of authenticity signed by the original author and it is beautifully framed. This increases it is value drastically. I also noted this is a rare edition of this print (only 10 made) so I think it is one of the best hand finished glicees you can buy.
Appraisal Value ($)
Do you have any other antique?
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:
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.