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An Original Iconic Vintage Lithograph of Northwest Airlines Poster circa mid 20th Century

  • Andres G 
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Andres G

Andres G

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Vintage Litho Northwest Airlines Poster purchased back in early 80’s in Newport RI at a poster art fair. I used to work for Northwest and this was used by the company in their 50th anniversary publications. Probably from a ticketing location they had in larger metro cities like NY or Chicago.


This art appraisal report offers an in-depth and impartial assessment of the artwork in question, grounded in the appraiser’s expertise and familiarity with the art market. All the information and data analyzed in this report is sourced solely from the client.

Having a clear understanding of the value of your artwork is crucial in making informed decisions about its future. This report provides a precise estimate of the value of each piece, using US dollars as the base currency. It is not intended to encourage the sale of the artwork, but rather to provide valuable information on how to proceed should the client decide to do so in the future.

Detailed description of the artwork, including its medium, dimensions, and condition.

Checking Originality: Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test

In the quest to identify a match, Image Search employs advanced AI techniques to scour databases of images in order to find visually similar images. This is achieved through the use of various algorithms such as pattern recognition and machine learning. While some results may be considered as “matches” due to a clear similarity, other results may be inconclusive as they rely more on chance rather than any specific similarities. To conduct this test, a front-facing image was used as a reference to search for similar images on the internet.

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What specific information can we obtain from this test?

The algorithm found an exact match. This result is associated with prints, either regular or limited edition prints, that were hand signed by the original artist of this piece of art. It’s important to determine what type you have, so I need to go through the research and inspection process.

This is An Original Iconic Vintage Lithograph of Northwest Airlines Poster circa mid 20th Century.

Age estimation

A picture used to know the age of the painting.

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Based on this information and the pictures provided, I can estimate this lithograph was made in circa mid to late 20th Century.

Condition of the artwork

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Artist’s name, biographical information, artwork’s provenance (history of ownership) and exhibition history.

I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures. In this case, all the lithograph illustrations in this series were made by a marketing company, and the exact author of the drawings is unknown.

Probably, they hired a local artist to do the illustration as a custom order. This was a common procedure at the time and I am quite sure this what has happened in this case.

Detailed analysis of the artwork’s style, subject matter, and significance within the artist’s oeuvre and the broader art world.

I can check if the style and type of painting match those of the artist referenced.

fd20b46d1eb9f973e3b This painting has an aesthetic style that is characterized by bold brushstrokes, strong color contrasts, and a varied use of texture. The composition of the painting is dynamic, with a focus on movement and energy, as opposed to static, balanced elements. The subject matter is unique and often abstract, emphasizing the artist's individual style and vision.

Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar works by the artist or in the same medium.

fdfa3eb3f1f3c7b8a75 In order to provide an accurate estimate of the fair market value of painting 63cc111f2d4c4fdfa3eb3f1f3c7b8a75, I utilized the data collected, including recent auction prices of similar pieces and other relevant market information. This is essential as it can be used in various contexts such as insurance, estate planning, and art market analysis. It also offers a helpful insight into how the value of painting 63cc111f2d4c4fdfa3eb3f1f3c7b8a75 may have changed due to external or economic factors.

The auction prices were a significant factor in determining the current market value of the artwork, as they are based on actual transactions between buyers and sellers in the art market. As such, they are a strong indicator of the expected value of the piece in the near future.

By analyzing auction results from the last 6 months, I was able to accurately determine the current fair market value of the artwork. This approach provides a comprehensive view of how the value has changed over time and gives insight into any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. Additionally, it allows me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices become available.


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Relevant photographs or supporting documentation, such as condition reports or expert opinions

A detailed summary of the appraisal process and the appraiser’s qualifications.

Mark-to-market art appraisal is a vital method for determining the current value of a piece of artwork. This form of valuation requires an appraiser to consider various factors, such as market conditions, the condition and age of the artwork, and the artist’s reputation. By taking all these elements into account, a mark-to-market art appraisal delivers an accurate assessment of a piece of artwork’s current market value.

The artist’s reputation, as determined by their track record in gallery and museum shows, awards, and other accomplishments, is also considered in mark-to-market art appraisal. Appraisers use this information to determine if the value of a piece is likely to increase or decrease over time. Additionally, they will inspect the condition of the artwork and note any signs of wear or damage that might affect its future resale value.

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In summary, mark-to-market art appraisal is a crucial tool for determining the true value of a piece of artwork, enabling buyers, sellers, and appraisers to make informed decisions regarding its worth. It takes into account multiple aspects to provide an accurate assessment of the current market value of a work. This information can be used to ensure that buyers and sellers are getting a fair price for the artwork, and that the appraiser’s valuation is up-to-date and reflective of current market conditions.

In the case of insurance replacement appraisals, mark-to-market art appraisals can also be used to accurately estimate the cost of replacing a lost or damaged artwork. The current value, as determined by the appraisal, is then used to determine the amount that the insurance company will pay back to the policyholder. This way, policyholders can rest assured that they will receive an appropriate sum for any artwork that needs to be replaced due to accidental damage or theft. Additionally, this kind of valuation helps insurers ensure they are not being overcharged when artwork needs to be replaced as part of a claim settlement.

The appraisal process is a thorough evaluation of the item or items in question. It involves researching and analyzing the information provided by the requester in order to provide an accurate estimate of its value. The appraiser takes into account factors such as condition, rarity, demand, and market prices. Photographs and detailed descriptions are especially important when providing an appraisal, since they help the appraiser identify any potential flaws or defects that could affect the item’s worth. By using all the resources that are available, an evaluation can be done quickly, efficiently, and with a high level of accuracy.

A statement of the appraiser’s liability and any potential conflicts of interest.

A qualified art appraisal, also known as a formal written evaluation, is a professional assessment of the monetary value of a piece of art by an individual who has specialized knowledge, expertise, and training in the field of art appraisal. This person must meet certain educational and professional requirements, including experience in researching and evaluating art, as well as knowledge of the art market and current market trends. The purpose of a qualified art appraisal is to provide an objective and unbiased opinion of the value of a piece of art for various purposes, including insurance claims, tax planning, estate planning, or to help determine a fair price for a sale or purchase.

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