IT'S A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MARKET NOW..

Now that the economy is starting to recover, or so the Left is telling us, there are lots of people who have decided to let go of their Nagels; we are getting several inquiries EVERY day. If you are one of those, you must read this page. Despite that, please know that we have not sold a collectible Nagel in about two years—up until this month, when things have started to percolate a little.

 

In addition, please know that Nagel is not what we do full time and we are having a hard time keeping up. Please forgive us if we don't respond right away or even not at all. Please forgive us if we don't remember a conversation we may have already had with you. Please forgive us if we state that we probably won't be able to help you, if your Nagel is not particularly sellable....

Now, there is, and probably always will be, a Nagel market -- as long as people are interested in art history. But when things get like they are now, those people who can justify writing a check are (rightly) looking for good deals. Not a great time to be a seller. Outstading time, if only temporarily, to be a buyer....

 

But, as in any free market, anything can be sold: it's always just a matter of price.

Now, if you're okay with all that, please read on:

 

HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL?

If you have a print that you think is a real 'lifetime,' Nagel serigraph or a real Comemmorative Nagel, that you wish to sell, please use the form below to tell us about it. We do have a database of collectors and sellers that stretches back over 30 years and we can often find homes for prints quickly. We are fairly selective about what we take, though, and no disrespect meant, but we have come to know which prints are worth the time and trouble it takes to place them, for both parties. Please read this entire page before contacting us.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE FACT THAT THERE WAS (AND STILL IS) SO MUCH FRAUDULENT NAGEL MATERIAL CREATED AND CIRCULATED, WE CANNOT BROKER A WORK OF ART WHICH WE HAVE NOT PERSONALLY SEEN.

We will not be able to act as an eBay-like middleman, only putting buyer and seller together. The imprimatur of TBFA has legal implications, and we are wanting to be very careful...and we have to say, there are no exceptions to this policy.

 

CONDITION IS EVERYTHING IN ANTIQUE PRINTS.

We represent both the buyer and seller. If you are not prepared to unframe and ship your print to us for evaluation, we regret we won't be able to help you. (Although you should also know that Mo has complete instructions on how to do all that and she makes it very easy and clearcut.)

In addition, please understand that we get hundreds (seriously, hundreds) of requests that are often times very casual, with no legitimate intent on behalf of the inquirer. As a result, we've had to establish some parameters regarding these requests: time just doesn't permit us to respond to everyone with a casual question, or worse, another seller who is just 'shopping' us.

In addition, please read the terms below before contacting us:

 

TERMS OF BROKERAGE:

At TBFA, we have a great deal of legitimate visibility in the Nagel community and hence, we can usually sell a print more quickly than someone who has no credibiitly. This is something we have worked for and earned in nearly 30 years of brokering artwork and we feel it has currency and value.

 

In order for us to broker your print, it has to be good for both parties. Despite appearances, there is a lot of work involved in receiving, evaluating, listing and exposing a work of art to the market. In addition, there are the added efforts of communicating with the buyer, collecting the money securely and shipping the print.

 

Accordingly, we want to be remunerated for our efforts. Please be realistic about what to expect in terms of a sales price. The percentage of the sale we ask as a commission is not formulaic but depends on the print in question and its relative value. We do it on a case by case basis. 

And rest assured, once we have a relationship with you, we'll be honest and fair and we work our butts off for you.

Lastly, please do NOT SHOP US; i.e., contact us in an effort to determine a value for a print you already own and have no interest in selling. We don't like that.

Now that we've made you wade through all of that, to contact us about a print you are pretty sure you want help in selling,

click here...