Robert Taylor rare prints for sale

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Apologies if i have put this in the wrong section. I have some rare signed R.T prints that I have unfortunately have to part with, including a very rare one signed by Erich Hartmann. I would be appreciative if anyone could point me in right direction of where the best place to advertise them would be, i've had no luck via ebay. They are worth a great deal of money and do not want to let them go for peanuts. Thanks guys.
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i've had no luck via ebay. They are worth a great deal of money
The hard facts are they are worth what someone wants to pay for them. That you have had 'no luck' on e-Bay indicates that your expectations might outweigh their real value today. Moggy
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Thanks guys. Moggy, you are very correct there, things are only worth as much as the wedge people have in their pocket. The value of these prints have increased in recent years, paricularly the ones I have, but the probleme is, I need to sell them in a place where people are prepared to pay the money, where as on ebay, i tend to get the impression people are just out for an easy bargain, i used to have a shop on there and got fed up!
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Yes, ebay is a dreadful place sometimes. Agreed. When you say about the value increasing in recent years, what yardstick are you using to measure this value? Is this results from conventional auctions? Moggy
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Yes, ebay is a dreadful place sometimes. Agreed. When you say about the value increasing in recent years, what yardstick are you using to measure this value? Is this results from conventional auctions? Moggy
No, not auctions moggy, its very foolish to use an auction as a yardstick. The prints were my uncles, he bought them as an investment, and a few years ago he was considering selling, so we've kept an eye on what they going for on specialist dealers websites such as Aces High aviation art. Unfortunately my uncle passed away suddenly last year and I wish to sell them as although they are beautiful, I have to sell them due to personal circumstances - I dont want them to go for way below what they are worth for that reason.

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Would you mind me asking what are the prints in question and how much are you looking for ? I assume they are framed ? Cheers
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Would you mind me asking what are the prints in question and how much are you looking for ? I assume they are framed ? Cheers
Hi Waco, The prints are as follows: Dawn Patrol (2 of) 501 and 502 of 1000 signed by Gwilym Lewis and Robert Chidlaw Roberts. Market value at the moment is around £450. Lightning Strike 114 of 1000 signed by John W Mitchell, Rex Barber and Jay Robbins. Current value £470 Knights Cross 820 of 1250. This is is possibly his most sought after worked. Signed by Erich Hartmann. Current value: £1200. I don't expect to get top whack for them, so I'm open to offers on them. The prints are rolled up in original postage tubes.
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Hi All, PBY-5A, The price of the artwork depends on the Print Number and the total number of any particular edition produced i.e. Regular Ltd Edition/Artists Proof/Remarques obviously the lower the number i.e. 1/2/3/4 of 100/200/500/1000 etc.etc. the better price you will achieve, add to this what edition it is and the signatures plus a possible Remarque then the price creeps up, but generally it's a buyers mkt now. Unfortunately prints have to be uber rare to appreciate in value not only taking into account the above it also depends on how they are Stored i.e. Flat or Rolled in a tube, Whether or not they are framed ? if so professionally or just a local framer ? i.e. using acid free material so as not to affect the print's paper, also were the print's were hung if they are framed as you are probably aware in sunlight direct or indirect it can still fade the printed inks, also if the framers actually used UV protection glass all these factors will be considered by the buyer. Add to the above you have artists that initially released the images as Litho prints but with the advent of Giclee and Giclee Canvas printing and what stockists you buy from it becomes ever more frustrating as in recent years the bottom is definitely falling out of the mkt, I have seen prints that a few years ago would be say for example £1000 fall by a good few quid. A word of caution Aces high while being very good at the supplying end of the mkt are expensive with framing and the like and while I would say they would like the customer to pay the best price possible I would imagine that when they buy they try like anybody would and get your print for as little investment possibly hoping for a higher re-sale value as that is the business of buying and selling anything as you are aware. My advice would be to research thoroughly online/by phone etc.etc. find out what the highest and what the lowest and aim for the middle that way you will be well in if you achieve more and not deflated if you achieve less than what A/B or C has told you, looking at the descriptions above you have rare signatures but are let down by the actual individual print numbers and how they are stored, you could try to store them flat for a couple of years in a dark dry place but best to seek professional advice on how this could be done. :eagerness: Geoff.

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Hi PBY...thanks for taking the time. The ones you mention are not really my area...but thanks again.
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Flypast small ads is a good place to start. Baz
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Thanks for the advice guys, its proving hard to sell these so god knows how im gonna sell all the civil war ones!