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My father acquired three Picasso prints many years ago and I was wondering
if they had any value to them. I was told that the plates were destroyed after
they were produced. These are in perfect condition but what worries me is
that there were 500 produced of each print which makes me think they are
not worth much. I would like to send you more images but I can only load
one. Thank you very much for your time and expertise.

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Hi Justin, can you please attach another image to your reply. If you have a photo of the signature close up, that would be helpful.

Yes, most plates are destroyed after the prints are produced.

Your worry that 500 is a large edition is valid; editions of up to about 300 are highly valuable, but any more than that and it is definitely not as valued and not as popular amongst collectors. You can see this Picasso print http://www.masterworksfineart.com/inventory/3316 is from a total edition of about 200 and still worth plenty.

Thank you,

Andrew Evans

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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