Print Values

Looking For Damage

Make sure to look over your print well for damage as some flaws are hard to see! Prints may have dents, scratches, mold, water damage, etc. Hold the print at different angles in good light and scan the entire surface for flaws. If a print is shrink wrapped (plastic wrap) or framed under glass it may be hard to see the imperfections. If it is a valuable piece you may want to ask to examine the print out from under the shrink wrapping or glass.

Also make sure the print is not faded. Faded prints have a blue hue/wash to them. Check our images in our portfolio to see what the colors should look like. The prints that have a history of fading worst are those from the mid 1980's and earlier. Fade proof inks did not exist then so prints for that time will fade even under “normal" indoor house lighting!! Any print, no matter when it was printed, will fade if exposed to direct sunlight for hours a day. UV proof, conservation quality, glass can block 99% of UV rays for framing older prints or protecting any art from harsh sunlight.

Prints we can not value

We can not put values on prints released prior to 1977 (while Jim was working for Ambassador Graphics) or prints made for a specific organization (Wild Turkey Federation, SC Waterfowl Association, etc.). Jim does not own the rights to these images; therefore, he can not give them a value. The best way to determine a value is to try and contact the organization who owns the rights, browse the Secondary Market to determine the “going price", or take the print to an art appraiser.

Note: Ambassador Graphics has been out of business for many years. Their remaining inventory has changed hands many times and unfortunately, we no longer have any contact information for the person handling the inventory.

The prints that we can not value are listed below. Click on each to see an image.

We can not put values on prints released prior to 1977 (while Jim was working for Ambassador Graphics) or prints made for a specific organization (Wild Turkey Federation, SC Waterfowl Association, etc.). Jim does not own the rights to these images; therefore, he cannot give them a value. The best way to determine a value is to try and contact the organization who owns the rights, browse the Secondary Market to determine the “going price", or take the print to an art appraiser.

  • Black & White Pencil Sketch Prints – Ambassador Graphics
  • Clipper Ship (printed in small & large size none numbered)
  • Shrimp boats in creek with #10 buoy (printed in small & large size none numbered)
  • Schooner at Charlestowne Landing (printed in small & large size none numbered)
  • Marsh Scene (printed in small & large size none numbered)
  • Morris Island Lighthouse (only on small size)
  • Dock Street Theater – Ambassador Graphics
  • Golden Dawn – Ambassador Graphics
  • Mallards – SC Waterfowl Association
  • Memory Beach – Ambassador Graphics
  • Rainbow Row – Ambassador Graphics
  • Trawler Haven – Ambassador Graphics
  • Woodies – SC Wildlife Federation
  • Wren Chapel of London – Ambassador Graphics

Wings of Autumn

SC Wildlife Association

Sweet Grass

Ambassador Graphics

Plantation Gobblers

SC Wild turkey Federation

Morning Doves

Sc Waterfowl Association

Mallards

Ambassador Graphics

Bounty

Ambassador Graphics