FRBW002.07

Whitethroat, Lesser Whitetroat, Black Cap, Garden Warbler, Drtford Warbler, Golden Crested Wren, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, wood Warbler, Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, Seedge Warbler Grasshopper Warbler, Savi's Warbler, edge Sparrow, Bearded Reedling, Long tailed Tit, Dipper, Great Ttit

Arthur G. Butler's British Birds With Their Nests
London, 1895
Chromolithograph
9.5" x 12.25" paper size
Condition: B, some finger prints on margins

  • Price: $110.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)