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Fine Art/Currier & Ives Print - "My Dear Little Pet"


Some time back, I asked you a question on the above subject.  You asked me to submit a copy of the print to an address which I assumed was your personal business.  I heard nothing ... so sent it again.  I have still heard nothing.  

Re the subject print, which is approx. 12x16, on the back is written "framed 1953; owned by W. A. Holloway since 1932 (or 1922 ..smudged image).  My question was:  Could this possibly be an original?  I have found out it is a very rare print.  Since you have not answered me, could you direct me to another expert on Currier & Ives?

I thank you for a prompt reply.... or a referral.

Mary Lou Feber

Mary Lou, I answered you 2 weeks ago. You may not have received the answer. Sorry. Without seeing this in person, I would suggest that you find a local auction, museum, or old print shop that would have expertise in your telling you about the age of your print. I need to see prints in person in order to tell their age. Joe.

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Joseph B. Laskowski


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.


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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