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Hi Dolly,

I sent an email via hotmail regarding a drawing we have of a Salvation Army Girl by Harrison Fisher. We are considering selling it but are not sure of the value. If you could give us an idea I would be eternally grateful. I sent an image via the hotmail also. If you need me to resend anything please let me know. Thanks! Stacy

ps OH! It's about 9x12 inches

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Dear Stacy,

What a classy piece of art! My first thought is that you should have it authenticated and then market it to the Salvation Army Museum. It would make a fantastic addition to their collection.

I agree with your thoughts that it is a sketch for a Salvation Army advertisement. Fisher did many commissions for them. However, I cannot locate any original Fisher sketches of Salvation Army images having been sold at auction.

Your provenance of being traceable to a personal relationship between your Grandfather and Fisher is of great advantage in the valuation of your drawing.

My suggestion is that you document the drawings history. Then find a certified art appraiser in your area that is qualified for Harrison Fisher and have the drawing appraised. Value of the drawing is whatever a collector is willing to pay, but the last auction (reflects wholesale value), for a Fisher original drawing was $1700.00. However, in my personal opinion your drawing may draw collectors of not only the artist; but the organization-The Salvation Army. It would be very difficult to place a value without comparables. If you decide to sell the drawing, a major auction house may be able to give you an estimated auction value.

May I say again, it is a wonderful drawing, and a worthy addition to any Harrison Fisher or Salvation Army art collection.

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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Member of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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The Fine Art Collectors News

Education/Credentials
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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