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Welcome to "Valuing Darley's Works ... Today..."$'s";
A non-professional's opinions!

We get many questions from persons wanting to know "how much is my xxxx by Darley worth?"

First, we must say that something is only worth what another is willing to pay. And whether it's a dealer buying (who must have a profit margin for resale)...or whether it's a private collector, or even a museum. Also, remember, Darley was very prolific and MANY books and prints are still out there.

The best way to have an item evaluated is to go to an 'expert' ... we, who do this page, are NOT experts, although we have bought many Darley items. A local art museum or art / book seller is a good place to try to find out ... they can "look" at your item, and they have experience, usually. Even auction houses like Sotherbys and Christy's (spl?) will 'estimate'...for a price.

Having said that, we will give you OUR experience and findings:

KEY CONSIDERATIONS:

BOOKS:

PRINTS

ORIGINAL ART BY DARLEY

I hope this helps; please do not send requests for "appraisals" to us ... we are just not in that business. Frankly, we would not want to be in a position of telling you something, then have you find different. We simply are not experts, and are not trying to be (on "what's it worth").

Also, please do not 'argue' with our statements ... as I said, these are OUR experience and opinions. You, particularily dealers, are entitled to yours. We simply will not argue about this.

Perhaps someday we will add a "forum" to this site for "3-way" chatting and learning. (Let us know IF you would be interested in 'posting' and 'reading' via a forum...email below.)

IF you have something that you KNOW the value and would like to offer it to us for a specific price, we "MAY" be interested.

Thanks, Ray & Judith Hester of the Darley Society


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