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I have a painting purchased some years ago at an estate sale that I would like to find out a little more about.  It has a hand-typed peice of paper stapled to the back of the frame which I assume was made for the estate sale.  It reads "Levitz Stock #-180-50965-1" and "PGA Stock #-6122-B51-L".  Do you have any idea what these identifiers mean?  Internet searches have left me high and dry.  Thank you for your time.

Thomas R Wallace

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Thomas--those identifiers on the back don't have anything to do with art.  I suspect Levitz Furniture stores sold it originally.  The PGA reference sounds like a golf piece.  Maybe not, but certainly a catalog # of some sort.  Sounds like a reproduction.  Alan Klevit.


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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

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I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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