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Strange thing.This morning a very old print fell off our wall.
I was wondering if it might have any valve.
H.Hallett of Portland Maine. print title "Jersey"
by Edwin Douglas.
Thank you   Joe

Answer
Dear Joe,

H.Hallett was one of the largest and most accomplished late 19th century publishers of chromolithography in the state of Maine. Their work is considered exceptional. There is value in a print by them, especially if it is a desirable image such as the print after Edwin Douglas'painting "Jersey". As with all works on paper, the value can vary greatly based on the condition of the print. Water stains, foxing, tears, fading, toning, and especially being glued to a backer board can be the difference between "rags and riches" on value. I have a client that has a very rare original Toulouse Lautrec lithograph that at some time was glued to cardboard. It's value went from $150,000 to $15,000.
I would take it to an art or antique dealer who know what they are doing to have it checked for condition issues. It should also be removed from its framing if vintage as old materials can affect the acid level in paper and cause damage. To answer your question; yes it is of value. How much value? It will need to be looked at by an expert. In excellent condition it could fetch several hundred dollars by the right collector. I hope this is helpful.

Kind regards,
Dolly

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Dolly D Headley

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I can assist with identification, acquisition, sell representation, and care of fine art prints and original paintings. Some of my artist specialties include Henri Toulouse Lautrec, California Artists, and the Modern Masters. I can also assist with information on getting professional appraisals and authentication.

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Dolly D. Headley, owner of Headley Fine Art, LLC, has provided consultative art services to retail gallery clients in Sausalito, CA, and at www.headleyfineart.com since 1998. With over 14 years experience as a Senior Art Consultant, Gallery Director, and an extensive art research library; Ms. Headley has provided hundreds of people with her high quality personalized consultation services and solid guarantee of satisfaction. Dolly is a volunteer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

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Bachelor of Science; Self taught with thousands of hours research and retail gallery consulting. Personalized mentorship from various experts in the industry.

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