Bishop-conklin company paint figure elf display

Oct 26, 2020. 21:19 UTC
Bishop-Conklin Company Paint Figure Elf Display
Pam
United States of America

Category
Collectibles

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
No
Description

This appears to be a paint display for the Bishop-Conklin Company. The elf measures 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide. There is some damaged as there are some chips and paint scratches. The colors are vivid and it appears to be paint on top of plaster.

Provenance

unknown

Answered within about 14 hours
Oct 27, 11:22 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$150 - $250 USD

Insurance Value

$400 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Pam,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I've found two examples of this advertising figure having been offered for auction in the past 15 years. It sold as part of a group of two advertising figures in 2017 for $350; the other time was in 2008 when it did not sell against an estimate of $400-700. The links to those auctions are here:
https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/lot-of-2-bishop-conklin-ramonite-chalkware-advert-66-c-12b49209d7
https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/37332/BISHOP-CONKLIN-COMPANY-PAINTS-FIGURAL-ELF-DISPLAY

Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Bishop-Conklin Co., painted plaster or chalkware advertising elf figure
American, circa 1930s
marked on one side THE BISHOP-CONKLIN COMPANY
8 inches high, 5 inches long
CONDITION: minor chipping and losses to paint but otherwise appears to be in good condition.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$150-250*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

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