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"I'd love to learn more about this horse portrait, which has been in my family for generations." -G.H., Busselton, Australia
1895 Australian Thoroughbred Print
Professional appraiser Helaine Fendelman identifies and evaluates your collectibles and antiques.
WHAT IS IT?
Though the artist is unknown, the subject of this heirloom remains perfectly clear: It's Carbine, a champion racehorse who competed in New Zealand and Australia from 1887 to 1891. This particular 22-by-18-inch print came free with the February 1895 issue of Pictorial Australian. In circulation between 1884 and 1895, the Adelaide-based monthly featured the full-color image on heavy stock, meant for readers to save and frame. Given its considerable age, this version shows few signs of wear and tear—and commands a significant estimate for, essentially, a newspaper clipping.
What's It Worth: $225
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