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Buying and Selling Sara Moon Prints
The most common questions I am asked, and my answers:
'How Much is my Sara Moon Print (etc) Worth?'
Value is often increased with rarety, and price is often influenced by desire. So for me, it all comes down to levels of availability and demand. It's the right product, in the right condition, at the right time, in the right arena - be that a local newspaper ad', an auction room, eBay, even a yard sale, etc
If your print is on canvas it is much rarer and should be worth more.
NOTE: Any Sara moon artwork on canvas that is around 30" x 40" in size, could be an original and should be professionally assessed before sale.
Beyond the above, the answer to this question is two-fold ...
The 'Commercial Value' and availability of Prints:
So many prints remain out there, but few are in good condition - fading by ultra-violet light being common. Some prints were not distributed in the volumes of others and so become rarer still in good condition.
A number of galleries did package Sara Moon art prints in an up-market format, with labels showing reference numbers and the like on the back. If you own such an example, my best advice would be DON'T take it out of its original frame. Works marked this way are relatively rare and with the sustained interest in this artist, such framing can only help its value.That said, and if you do wish to sell, it will probably mean finding a local buyer - glass does not travel well and so the cost of protective board and its added weight for shipping will will either erode any profit or reflect heavily in the asking price. If you can't find a local buyer now and the print does not appeal to you personally, pack it up and hide it away a while, what you'll get for it now will not settle any mortgage and who knows what the future holds.
Finally, a good place to see what prices original Sara Moon prints sell for is on the "Completed Listings" page at eBay. This shows you what price previous items were listed at and have actually sold for (or not) in recent times. To find this, you would enter Sara Moon in the search box and then tick the 'Completed Listings' box.
The 'Aesthetic Value'
If the image stirs you, keep it. Such feelings are hard come by.
'My Sara Moon print is signed; does this make it more valuable?'
So, what Sara Moon artworks HAVE been signed?
Most other genuinely signed prints have been signed in the artists actual name, 'Bijan'. These are also extremely rare. Particularly those vinatage prints released from the artists own archive stock, where they had been safely stored for between 30 and 40 years, and signed during 2009/10. These are available, here.
Where can I Sell my Sara Moon?
Can You Offer Advice on Prices to Sell at?
Where can I Buy Sara Moon Print(s)?
There are genuine signed, archive prints available from this Web site, here.
There are genuine ORIGINAL ARTWORKS available on this Web site, here.
Authorised re-prints and calendars etc, are available from RED BUBBLE, here.
Beyond that, the 850 or so members of The Sara Moon Group do swap and trade from time to time. Access is by free membership and contribution to group activity is not compulsory.
designed and created by fellow artist & friend John D Moulton : www.johndmoulton.com
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