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Alan,
 A neighbor called me the other night to identify a print he found in a garbage dump.  I am a librarian so I do know how to find people with answers.  The print has Le Roy 1896 in the bottom right hand corner.  It consists of three game birds hanging upside down from a string going to a nail on the wall.  One bird appears to be a pheasant.  The other a quail, and one bird with a long beak I can't at the moment identify.  Could this be a print from 1896?  Is it worth anything?  Note:  The frame does look like it is from the 1800's with a thin wood backing although some clear tape with nylon for strength was found also holding the print in the frame.  Thanks for your help.  

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Alan [great name!]:  the name and date simply tells when the original was done, as the artist probably signed it that way.  In all likelihood, it is an offset lithograph [4-color separation reproduction] of the original.  An A. LeRoy painting was offered for auction about 13 years ago--no sign of any lithographs.  Probably worth $10.  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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