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Value of 50's Velvet Painting - take a look
babydumplin
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Posted: 2003-11-29 07:47 am   Permalink

I had intended to list this item on Ebay but when I contacted a collector for history or info. they want me to sell it to them. I want to be fair but don't want to cheat myself either.

Painting looks to be from 50's or early 60's because address has no zip code. Measures 24 x 28 with bamboo frame. Legends on back and artist signature on front "Allin" Hawaii. Please take a look at the photos and give me your opinions. Mahalo nui loa

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/babydumplin/hawaiian.JPG

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/babydumplin/legend_1.JPG

http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/babydumplin/legend_2.JPG


[ This Message was edited by: babydumplin on 2003-11-29 16:42 ]


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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-11-29 08:43 am   Permalink

Sure...appraisals are 27.00 an hour with a two hour minimum. Do you want to pay via paypal?

 
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babydumplin
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Posted: 2003-11-29 08:54 am   Permalink

Thanks for the offer Basement Kahuna but I'll have to pass - the picture may not even be worth the lst hr. minimum. Sorry if readers think I want an appraisal - I simply don't know if I have trash or treasure. My lst instinct was to list on auction but the collector was so nice to offer me info & expressed an interest in having the piece for their collection. I thought the polite thing to do would be to make a reasonable offer. Maybe I should just put the ball in her court and tell her to make me an offer.

I actually like the fun and anticipation of a good auction anyway. So if her offer isn't tempting I'll just go ahead and list it.


 
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babydumplin
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Posted: 2003-11-29 08:56 am   Permalink

Maybe what I should have asked in my lst post is "do you think this is good Ebay potential?"

 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-11-29 2:35 pm   Permalink

Baby, I'm not seeing anything from the link and don't find anything except 21 pics from your photo album on Photobucket. Can you double check the link?

 
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babydumplin
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Posted: 2003-11-29 4:43 pm   Permalink

Ok Sugar - I've put the pictures back and you should be able to view them now. Thanks.

 
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emspace
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-11-29 5:15 pm   Permalink

I wold hang this puppy prominently in my restaurant - if I owned a restaurant. 'Swonderful!

em.


 
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FLOUNDERart
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2003-11-29 5:49 pm   Permalink

Why would you want to get rid of such a fine piece of Hawaiiana? Do you like Hawaiiana or are you here to advertise the piece? I'll give ya a buck fifty for it.

 
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babydumplin
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Posted: 2003-11-29 6:17 pm   Permalink

Nope, not here for an appraisal or advertisement. Just for opinions as to whether it's a common piece or a good Hawaiiana collectible.

Personally, I think she's beautiful but I don't collect and don't have a tiki room, if I did I'd be keeping her. If I knew about Hawaiiana I wouldn't have needed opinions but I've tried researching on my own and just couldn't find many velvets other than Leeteg or Hawaiian scenes.

I was hoping some of you tiki collectors might enjoy seeing her and in turn offer me your more educated history on these pieces and their desirable quality.


 
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maikainagirl
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Joined: Nov 23, 2003
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From: Florida
Posted: 2003-11-29 6:23 pm   Permalink

Baby, Darling..

An item such as this is more apt to be valued by what someone is willing to pay for it then a set "book price", so it's really subjective. It has merit with an attractive theme, nice frame, signature, etc.

At auction you could expect a wide range of prices depending on who happened to be shopping at that time. It's just one of those things that could sell for $45 or $145 (for example). eBay auctions are not known for consistency.

The painting is nice and would definitely make many a tiki collector happy to own, but it isn't the Holy Grail of Polynesia, so don't worry about making a mistake and selling it too cheaply.

I recommend asking her what she thinks is a fair price. Then go from there. Leave another post with the offer, counter-offer or list it on ebay and just let it roll.

If all else fails, I'll give you $3.50 for it.



 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-11-29 10:17 pm   Permalink

Very nice painting! Do the water stains on the back go all the way through the painting itself on the front? In the picture I can see a few visible vertical lines and what looks to be some "bubbling" on the bottom right hand side. Is it just the photo or on the actual painting?



 
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FLOUNDERart
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Posted: 2003-11-30 2:07 pm   Permalink

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If all else fails, I'll give you $3.50 for it.



$3.75
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2003-11-30 4:14 pm   Permalink

If I were you, I'd put it up on ebay and if your buyer really wants it, then you'll see what its really worth to them.
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tikifish
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Posted: 2003-11-30 8:03 pm   Permalink

I think it's really cool. Something about her cheezy smile that makes the picture! Sadly, I'm not buying right now, just selling stuff... unless the price is right!

(Do I hear Bob Barker saying come on down?)


 
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McDougall
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Posted: 2003-12-01 7:48 pm   Permalink

Her smile is a bit "Florida Tiki" like. I'd take the offer.

 
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