Fine Art/Joy Postle

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Got for $.50 for all 3 pics. they are original paintings by Joy Postle, it has her initials on ea. at bottom, on the back it says original painting of Joy Postle,paintings are in  very good condition 3 different birds,frames are very very old, about 5x7 size each one.not sure if its chalk or paint. Could u appraise it to give me some idea of their value Thank u! Joyce

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Hello Joyce,
(1)Type "Joy Postle" into Google.  You will find much information.
(2)Wikipedia has a complete page devoted to this artist.
(3)Her works do not appear at public auction much. A very large oil executed in the 1930s appeared at auction in 2006. Estimated at $400-$600, it hammered at $200.  

Auctioning these on eBay might bring you somewhere between what you paid and $50 in my estimation.   Ms. Postle is known at University of Central Florida...perhaps they might help you further?

Otherwise enjoy your find!

Regards,
Stu

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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