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Winter Morning
Winter Morning  

back side: Winter Morning
back side: Winter Morn  
Mr. Laskowski;

I have a Currier & Ives print entitled "Winter Morning".  I have tried to research it but am befuddled by the fact that it isn't the same print I have found in any of the books I have researched. It is not the same lithograph listed as plate 144 in Hatty T. Peter's "Currier & Ives Printmakers to the American People. It is clearly marked as one of F.F. Palmer's many works, and I believe it to be an original. It is not dated, and shows no plate number.  The back is marked in pencil in a flourishing hand, something that appears to say "shaded", and it mentions it was matted for 4cents and that it was paid.  The other writing, I believe, states a street address.

If you would be so kind to enlighten me about this print, I would be ever so grateful, as I have no idea it it is of value or worth the cost restoring.

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Carolyn, if this piece is a print than the value would be minimal because of the condition. If this an original by Fannie Palmer than it would be worth 1-2k. Without seeing this item in person, I cannot say for certain whether you have a lithograph or original. If original you need to get it restored and secured in a mat and frame.

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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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