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Paul Detlefsen print "The Smithy"

Paul Detlefsen print "The Smithy" appraisal

This is a print not an actual painting. Artist is Paul Detlefsen and titled "The Smithy". Frame is solid wood and measures 53" X 29". Frame is 3" thick. Little metal plate is attached to bottom center of frame with artist's name and picture name. The whole thing is in pristine condition. It's not even faded. It was my Grandma's favorite picture but she died recently and my family wants me to sell it. I was going to put it on CraigsList for $20 but I don't know what's it really worth. I always thought it was so ugly who would want it? But actually the more I look at it the more I like it! It's just not my taste...but I have seen new PD prints in a contemporary frame and they look great! Anybody know what I should ask for it?

Category: 
Paintings
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium / Material: 
wood framed print on a paper like board?
Distinguishing marks: 
Metal plate reads "The Smithy"
Period: 
Late 1960s
Dimensions: 
53" X 29"
Weight: 
History: 
My mom and aunt bought this print for my grandma in late 60s.
For Sale: 
Yes
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I have a Paul Detlefsen picture called The Smithy and saw that you were wanting to purchase such a picture. Mine is very large and has its original frame. I can send you a picture of this if you send me your email address. I just happened upon this site and was afforeded the opportunity to write to you. If interested my email address is [email protected], not the address that may show up from this message. Thank you Linda Prince 636-584-5099

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can you pleas contact me in regards to this smithy. my grandmother perchased one for each of her siblings and herself total of four.my mother received hers as a weding gift. unforchanatly i damaged hers while in storage. the intent was to have the framed repaired and surprise her with it. if this peice is still for sale pleas contact me [email protected]

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You realize of course this painting was listed in 2009 ;~) Chances are the poster is no longer reading the forum.

In regards to the piece itself, most of them were sold by Turner Wall Art in the 1960's as inexpensive Decorator pieces. We've had numerous Turner pieces through here, here's a link to those discussions:

http://www.instappraisal.com/search/node/turner wall art, lovejoy

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I am interested in purchasing this print if anyone has it for sale. My mother had this in our home when i was growing up and it was lost in a house fire. I have looked every where for this in antique stores and on ebay and have had no luck. Please contact me at [email protected] if you or anyone you know has this print for sale. I am interested in one that is 53"x29". Thank you.

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