Emile Gruppe Oil Paintings Sell For $9,000 On eBay

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West Highland Art Auction Brokers Launches New eBay Partnership, Seeks Art Consignments And Cash Purchases.

Two original 1940's oil paintings by the New England landscape artist Emile Gruppe (1896-1978) were sold on eBay by West Highland Art Auction Brokers on August 26, 2011 for remarkably strong prices. A 25" x 30" (untitled) Winter Scene was sold for $5,500, and a 16" x 20" landscape titled "Sycamores In Fall" was sold for $3,500. In a live public auction, like Sothebys or Christies, a 20% buyer's fee would have been added to the prices realized.

"These are very competitive prices in today's art market," stated Les Fox, co-owner of West Highland. "Honestly, I don't think we could have done better anywhere else. Even at Sotheby's or Christies. The original owner, a woman in her 80's, was very happy with the results. And so are we."

West Highland Art Auction Brokers is a unique art auction service. Fox buys art for top dollar, then "shares the auction profit" with the original owner, which no other art dealer in the world will do. The brokers only deal in original paintings by listed artists with public auction records. They offer free research and art appraisals.

"We recently decided to give our clients the option of selling in a live public auction or selling on eBay," noted Sue Fox. "We've sold art on eBay for many years, but we weren't sure how well these exciting paintings would do. We started the bidding at $100 apiece, with no reserve. Amazingly, over 550 serious collectors looked at each auction, and we got 36 bids! People know our name. They trust us to offer genuine and high quality art on eBay. We stand out from the mix of amateurs and dealers who list over 100,000 paintings a day on the popular auction site."

Complete details of the West Highland Art Auction Partnership program are available on the Foxes' website at: http://www.AmericanArtAdvisor.com. A free brochure is available and can be requested via email, or by phone. (201-891-7170)

New York Times bestselling authors Les and Sue Fox are now researching a new book titled "The Art Buyers Handbook" which will be published in 2012. The book will tell people how to find valuable art at garage sales and flea markets.

"Based on these eBay results," Fox said, "We are interested in buying or brokering paintings by all popular 19th and 20th century artists, including Emile Gruppe, Aldro Hibbard, Fern Coppedge, Anthony Thieme and Rolph Scarlett to sell on eBay. Plus, we still offer our clients the option to sell at Sotheby's, Christies or any of the other high end auction houses. Whatever is best for the client is best for us."

West Highland Art Auction Brokers does not appraise or broker prints, lithographs, limited editions or other reproductions.

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