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  • #6069

    john davey
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    I have an A4 size pencil portrait of my daughter done in 1972 and signed ''Lenkiewicz'.Can you give me an estimate of its value?

    #8067

    Alex Simpkin
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    HiDo you have a photo of the drawing?ThanksAlex

    #8068

    007
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    I have an A4 size pencil portrait of my daughter done in 1972 and signed ''Lenkiewicz'.Can you give me an estimate of its value?

    Unfortunately there are hundreds (if not thousands) of these kind of sketches hanging on walls in Plymouth.Unless yours has something to stand it apart from the rest, it is likely to be worth no more than £100-200 at the most.

    #8069

    TheWolfman
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    I have an A4 size pencil portrait of my daughter done in 1972 and signed ''Lenkiewicz'.Can you give me an estimate of its value?

    It's value to you Sir should be considerable higher than it's monetary value. Display it with pride.However, I found the following as part of this listing on eBay which may be of interest if authentic -http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170321296041&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F170321296041%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm38%26_nkw%3D170321296041%26_naf%3D1%26_fvi%3D1&_rdc=1[img]http://i3.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/41/e6/7d9b_3.JPG[/img]

    #8070

    Kipper
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    Hello Everyone,

    #8071

    member555
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    I don't want to disappoint anyone, but please be aware that Robert sketched an incredible amount of these pencil portraits. The Sotheby's auction result from 25 May 2006 is genuine, but note that the lot consisted of two items, not just the portrait of the girl.A quick search in my archive yields about 100 such portraits. Apart from the Sotheby's one, the pencil portraits sold at auction from 2004 on have cost (in random order):£100, £220, £300, £400, £90, £340, £1050 (Dreweatt Neate, Honiton, 01 Oct 2004, lot 364, est £1250-1500), £410, £100, £100, £300, £220, £178, £189, £180, £300, £160, £145, £230, £238, £200, £300, £320, £220, £85, £85, £360, £120, £80, £80.Prices have gone down a bit since Robert died, but the main determining factor is chance (two or more potential buyers), not the quality of the portrait.Hope this will help people in possession of such pencil portraits in their decision whether to sell or keep.

    #8072

    Kipper
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    Thanks for your help

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