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Hello,

I have a 3-D horse head sculpture. The labels on the back identify it as a piece from Vanguard Studios circa 1972. Is this a rare piece? We're there many created? Would you be able to tell me the approximate value of the item? In your opinion should I have this item insured? (The horse bridle is not original to the piece, the bridle is a family memento.)

Thank you for your time,
Patty

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Dear Patty,

There are no records on the number of reproductions made and released by the Vanguard Studios. The value of an individual item from the studio is based on desirability by the buyers. Your horse sculpture would attract horse collectors as well as a unique base that looks for unusual Vanguard pieces. Go to ebay and do a search for Vanguard Studios and eventually one like yours is likely to show up. I would not recommend paying for an appraisal and adding a rider to your insurance. To do so would cost more than the art. Enjoy it in your home. Many pieces continue to rise in value on the secondary art market.

Best 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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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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