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  1. Lots of people contact me regarding selling a work of art that they have at home. In some cases, I am interested in buying the work but often I have to decline. 

    My general advice if you wish to sell a work is to get a valuation from your local auction house. They will give a guide price based on their valuation and expectation and that will give you an idea. If you decide to go ahead then you have to accept the risk that the work may sell for a lower price than you had hoped and so you need to protect the work with a reserve price. In any event you will also be faced with a deduction of commission and general charges from the sale (hammer) price. Everything comes down to the day of the auction and whether there is any interest in your work which may lead to competition between bidders which will lead to a better final selling price.

    The more valuations you get the better the true valuation.

    I am, however, very happy to give a valuation of your art work and in some cases may be interested in purchasing. Please contact me with details and images via email at [email protected]

    Thank you.

  2. It's always interesting to get feedback from customers and from visitors to the website - I often wonder what has happened to the paintings that are sold and whether they continue to provide enjoyment for the purchaser as every painting has a story to tell and a life that extends much beyond the usual human life-span.

    Any such comments are very welcome and can be made on the Contact Us page at this link 

    or on the:           Blog Comments



    There is also the Customer Survey which can be quickly completed (10 questions) which will help to give a good idea on the satisfaction or otherwise offered by this website and the works offered for sale - this can be accessed at :        this link




    The Feedback given by Ebay customers also gives a good indication of the level of service and quality of the items purchased and this can be viewed at :       this link


    I look forward to your comments and any ideas or suggestions are very welcome.

    Thank you for your continuing support and interest.

    Best wishes,

    Roger Fuller

    Ranchi Art & Antiquarian Books.