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I recentcly aquired Hans Thoma Portfolio . This has 21 prints 5 of which are colored. There is also a booklet in german that has two loose pages that has prints on both sides. I google translated what was on the front of the booklet and this is what came up. Edited com, art waiting and Munchen Be Im George DW Callwey art publishers waiting.
It looks like Hans Thoma signature on the front underneath a self portrait. On the portfolio cover there is a written name Hans Geilinger, Weichnachlen(Christmas)1910.

I think these may be mezzotints based upon the velvety black color.artist signature in print
I have numerous photos of these prints.I would like to know what kind of prints they are and a guestimate of value if possible. They are beautiful. Thanks.

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Dear Donna,
I located numerous portfolios of the artist work online and it is difficult for me to tell you exactly what you have without seeing it personally. I checked auction records and his prints often sell for several hundred dollars depending on the print type. The writing at the bottom of these prints tells me they are probably not original prints. The publisher, George DW Callwey is still in business in Germany so your prints may be a modern copy of the original. I would take them to a local museum or fine antique/art dealer and have them give you an assessment on what they are. You may also want to contact the publisher via the internet for more information. I hope this is helpful.
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Dolly

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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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