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Value of My Thomas Kinkaid Painting

I have a limited edition, #68/105 large gilce print of "Snow White Discovers The Cottage." The physical dimensions are 27" X 17" with the beautiful frame the overall dimensions are 34" X 24". I purchased this in 2011. It's so difficult to get an accurate or even within 20% of the current market value. I'd like to get a value for insurance purposes.

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January 14, 20190 found this helpful

Here is one that is asking $1775. It is double-signed. If yours is not signed, it will be worth considerably less. Go on eBay for a few weeks and see if something similar to yours comes up. Also, see what the final price is.

www.amazon.com/.../B00GPTAH4E?tag=thrif06-20

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January 16, 20190 found this helpful

Yes mine is signed

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January 15, 20190 found this helpful

Probably one of the reasons you are having difficulty finding the value is that most of the paintings up for sale are of the canvas variety and there is no comparison with a print.

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  • A listing such as this:
  • www.amazon.com/.../B00GPTAH4E?tag=thrif06-20
  • It takes a minute to see that this is like comparing "apples & oranges" because this is canvas and yours is a print.
  • A similar picture is presently for sale (new) at Thomas Kinkade Studios so you can take a look at what is presently for sale and their asking price.
  • thomaskinkade.com/.../?v=7516fd43adaa
  • These may not be the same but close enough that a buyer may want to buy from a studio instead of an individual which may lower the value of your painting.
  • Here is a link to "prints" that are presently listed on eBay (a good selling venue) that are not the same but are still a print and not canvas.
  • Prints have not held their value as much as canvas and you do not say if yours is signed.
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...
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  • I would suggest you try to get a free online appraisal since what you are looking for is a value for insurance purposes. An insurance company will only accept an official appraisal unless you can show sales of several very like/similar items.
  • To ask for an appraisal you will need several good pictures as well as photos of any paper work you have pertaining to your picture.
  • You can ask for information at several of these sites.
  • www.whatsellsbest.com/.../art.html
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January 20, 20190 found this helpful

it is good that in amazon and ebay is selling these at a price, because in fact Thomas Kinkade prints really do not have much value. It is beause the marketing model that the Kinkades chose really overinflated their value. More on that here:

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www.thestreet.com/.../5-completely-worthless-collectibles...

"The self-proclaimed and trademarked "painter of light" was so popular among fans of pastels and candlelit windows that his company, Media Arts Group, went public with a $110 IPO in 1994. Kinkade was MDA on the NYSE until January 2004, when he bought in back for $32.7 million after the stock had lost more than 80% of its value. It was kind of like buying a Kinkade painting that may have had some nonsentimental value in the pre-Internet '90s, but when the Internet hit and the markets were flooded with Kinkades selling for much less than they were in stores, investment value plummeted.
"He has gorgeous stuff, but they QVCed it to death," Kahn says. "They sell beautiful Kinkade prints in galleries and on cruise ships, but the frames are worth more than the prints.""

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