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Theophile Alexandre Steinlen lithograph on paper titled “Serbia’s Suffering”, 1916

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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 signed Lithograph made by known, listed artist Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (French). Theophile Alexandre Steinlen was a French Impressionist & Modern artist who was born in 1859, died 1923.

The title of this lithograph is “Serbia’s Suffering”, it was issued in 1916. A similar lithoghraph can be found here:

https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/Serbias-Suffering/9CA9DAE74F90B84C

If you don’t know the provenance of this litho, I would recommend getting a COA (certificate of authenticity) to check it isn’t a reprint. Unless it was custom made, I doubt it is a reprint. The valuation and appraisal value considers that the signature is real, and it is an authentic Litho.

Appraisal Value ($)

– 700-900$

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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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