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Hello,
I purchased a lithograph which is approximately 34 x 34 from a TV art show. I paid 500. I also received an additional appraisal stating that the replacement value is 9000. It is signed by the estate of Picasso< (Domain Picasso?) This was authorized with a letter of authenticity on the back of the frame in 1982. It is 57 of 500. Is there a Domain Picasso or is this not true please?
If I wanted to sell this who do you recommend.
Thank you,
Sincerely Rich

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Rich, do you want the short answer or the long answer?
The short is that you were scammed. Do not believe that this is by any means authentic. Most of these COA's unless certified by the estate are worthless. They can say whatever they want on these COA's. the bottom line is that they took your $500. If there is a way to get your money back DO IT. Go to a reputable gallery or an auction such as Swann Galleries in NEw York. Buy from the.
Remember the adage,"If it is too good to be true, it probably is" " Caveat Emptor"

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Joseph B. Laskowski

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I have been researching,buying, collecting, dealing, and appraising 19th and 20th Century American Art (1850-1950) for the past 15 years. Ask me anything about this topic. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Antiques Appraisers Association.

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Experienced in American Art from the period 1850-1950. This Includes Impressionism, Regionalism, Early American Modernism, Hudson River School, WPA. I have 15 years researching, collecting, dealing, and appraising in this field. Ran a Fine Art gallery for 3 years in Phoenixville, Pa. that focused on American and European art from the 1800's to contemporary works. Rare books focused on fine art monographs and catalogue raisonne.

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Pennsylvania Antique Appraisers Association
American Society of Appraisers (Candidate)

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Brimfield Rush, a book written by Bob Wyss of the University of Connecticut. It details the escapades, trials and travails of myself, my ex, and other individuals who have been to Brimfield , Mass. to tame the largest flea market in North America. Maybe even the world.

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American Society of Appraisers
BA from Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina
Appraisal Studies at George Washington University

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