Rare Original CURRIER & IVES GOLD MINING IN CALIFORNIA 1871 Litho BEST 50 Print

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 12, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

I will be listing a variety of nice Antique and Vintage Items this week .

Here is a Nice ORIGINAL 1871 CURRIER & IVES HAND-COLORED SMALL FOLIO LITHOGRAPH "GOLD MINING IN CALIFORNIA". One of the "BEST 50" Small Folio Currier & Ives. Paper is 11" x 14-11/16" (at it's shortest lengthwise). Black Border Image of Litho itself is 8-1/2" x 12-1/2". Hand-colored with Gum Arabic highlights on foreground (see side-lighted photo). Print was found framed in this c.1940-50's frame you see in last photos and attached to rear backing mat by two pieces of cloth tape. Has "Costello's Frame Shop...New London, Conn." stamp on back of frame. I took print out of frame as you see it on backing for inspection. ( Note : I can either ship Print without the frame and glass, or in the frame if you prefer- just let me know your preference after auction. Frame is simple, but appropriate style, but old matting is not acid free which has left thin burn lines around mat border on print over the years). Image itself in attractive condition with nice coloring. A few light small spots visible around border edges. Some short wrinkle lines in paper. There are a couple of heavy impression lines showing through along the side margins near the edges of paper where it looks like someone wrote heavy pencil lines on the back for some reason. Doesn't effect
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