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Specialist at Mearto since 2018
"It is truly a pleasure to utilize my skills and experience as an appraiser and have the opportunity to interact with so many collectors of high-quality art and antiques on a daily basis. Since I began my career in online appraisals with Auctionata and Paddle8 several years ago, I've been consistently impressed with the ways that new technology allow specialists like myself to appraise items more efficiently. These days, Mearto is leading the way and setting higher industry standards for accuracy and transparency."
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"Mearto has been a great find for me as I have lots of things come through my hands with my Reclaim Company.
They have been very helpful. I think the service has been exceptional and response time impressive and will recommend them to any one.
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"Wow I was not expecting to get that much in depth information! I never dreamed it would actually have any history behind it.
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"I am a fundraiser and routinely purchase items which are then auctioned to raise money. I have a very good eye, but occasionally need help monetizing value. I knew I had a very nice copy in original frame, but I didn't know how much it was worth. Because I do this to make money, I couldn't afford typical appraisal fees and the "free" appraisal service was useless. My Mearto appraiser did a complete, authoritative valuation so it was well worth the price.
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Describe your item and upload a few good photos of your item. It is important that we receive as much information as possible to give you the most accurate appraisal.
A qualified specialist will look at your item and make all the necessary research. He/she might ask you for additional information, but you will be notified by email.
You appraisal is done and you can now print it. We will securely store a digital copy that you always can retrieve. You can also ask follow up questions if something in the appraisal is not clear.
In its simplest form, a print is an impression made by any method involving transfer from one surface to another, usually using either a wooden or metal plate. Different from a straight reproduction, an original print is designed and often also printed by the artist themselves. Original prints are usually produced in small numbers and are usually numbered and signed by the artist.
The number of prints in a given edition produced by an artist impact the value. The smaller the edition, the rarer and therefore more valuable the print is.
Printmaking can often be a laborious process, especially if the color is introduced. There are also cases where prints can be quite large, which is also yields a more complex production process, which also contributes to value. A print purchased from a well-known print shop that works regularly with the artist can also add value.
As with paintings, drawings, and other fine and decorative artworks, the condition is an important factor in determining value. Since the majority of prints are works on paper, they are prone to staining, fading and creasing. If a print is in poor condition, it can negatively impact the value.
Another important factor for a print’s value is the presence or absence of an artist’s signature. If the print is hand-signed by the artist, the value likely increases. Many larger edition prints have printed or stamped signatures, which makes them more affordable.
Prints consist an important type of fine art for beginner and acclaimed collectors alike. This category includes all prints from Albrecht Dürer to Keith Haring, mainly Old Masters, 19th century, Impressionist, Expressionist, Modern and Contemporary Prints. Since printing was invented c. 1440, various techniques were developed such as lithography, screen-print, aquarelle, woodcut, linocut, etching, engraving, monotype, digital print and transfer. With their affordable prices, new collectors can get a taste of owning works by famous maestros like Matisse and even Picasso, making prints very popular at auctions. If you want to find prints appraisal, fill out our form and send us detailed photographs of your prints, including the artist signature and series numbers.
No! We will only appraise your print but can help you find the right auction house to sell your prints
No! Our pricing model is very transparent - $15 to assign an expert to review your print collection
We guarantee your print appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.
Our print experts are here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the value of rare prints
We offer you the chance to get an expert to review your rare prints online for only $15 - they use the different databases to locate the value and look at recent auction results
You then have an experts opinion on the value of your rare prints and a description from an expert