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Our ‘Quality & Rarity Guide’ below will help you understand any given piece, its condition and how rare it is on the open market, as listed under each items's picture and description. Condition is the most important determinant of value. Remember, the smart collector would rather have a relatively common piece in absolutely beautiful condition than a rarer piece in poor condition. Knowledge and experience is the key. Checking price guides, attending auctions and joining collectors clubs are just some of the ways to keep on top of the current market. Finding and trusting a respected art dealer is one of the simplest approaches. The savvy collector should examine three important criteria: Condition, Rarity, and Name.

Quality Code: (Note: Older paintings or original artwork of any kind may be rated somewhat differently based on the codes below, due to the normal aging properties of the different mediums used (ex: normal paint cracking with older paintings, toning of paper, foxing on older pieces, etc...).

Excellent+………Museum Quality, with no damage or visible imperfections.
Excellent………Almost perfect given the age w/minimal imperfections,minimal blemishes.
VeryGood………Above average w/minor imperfections given the age, or minor blemishes.
Good……………Average imperfections given the age, or moderate imperfections or wear.
Fair………………Below average with more imperfections given the age, or with more wear.
BelowGrade……With clear imperfections and/or possibly in need of minor restoration.
BelowGrade-……With clear imperfections and/or possibly in need of serious restoration.

Rarity Code:
Rare++…………Unique, one of a kind, or an original on the open market.
Rare+……………Very uncommon and/or very difficult to find on the open market.
Rare……………Uncommon and/or moderately difficult to find on the open market.
Popular…………Frequently encountered, common and easy to find on the open market.

All measurements are in inches; Height Preceeds Width.

Note: All items are sold "AS IS/AS DESCRIBED", to the best of our knowledge, research and ability.