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Don’t Sell your Oil Paintings Short

Written By: admin - Mar• 06•14

The words “I should’ve known” is fairly popular, but when it comes to selling oil paintings for much less than they are worth it’s just painful. There are quite a few oil paintings dangling around the house that could be worth a lot of money. The next time you present your oil paintings for sale consider the following.

A small Robert Gemmell Hutchison painting called “Three infants collect mussels from the seashore”, dating back to the early 20th century was discovered among a bunch of regular pictures and prints. The owner had no idea what the painting was worth and luckily he didn’t just throw it away. Adrian Rathbone, fine arts manager informed the owner of the painting’s history and finally it was auctioned off for 3600 pounds, even though the catalogue pricing was estimated at 600 pounds.

Oil painting for sale - Edvard Munch - The Scream

Unfortunately not all the owners know what they have. One in particular traded an Ivan Aivazovsky painting for a dental appointment in the 1950′s. It was painted in 1846 and is known as “The sunset over the Great Lavra. Holy Athos” After the dentist passed away in the 1990′s it was sold off at the village auction. How it ended up in Norway and where it was for the first hundred years nobody knows. More recently the painting was sold for 790 000 Euros. One can only hope the dental appointment was worth it.

For some it’s a hard lesson to learn and when you place that oil paintings for sale ad on the garage door think very carefully. Even when a painting looks like a child might have scribbled it within 5 minutes; it could just be an early ticket for retirement. If you find this hard to believe then look at “The Scream” by Edvard Munch; it sold for more than $120 million and can easily be mistaken for something an angry teenager painted while thinking about his or her parents.

 

To read more about Edvard Munch check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edvard_Munch

The Popularity Of Buying Sex Toys Online

Written By: admin - Mar• 03•14

It goes without saying that the introduction of sex toys in any relationship will help to open the doors to new levels of pleasure and intimacy. While the use of sex toys may offer couples a way to grow closer, they also provide great satisfaction to singles who finds themselves craving a little extra attention. Although these toys are readily available in adult-oriented retail shops, shopping online has become increasingly popular.

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Shopping for adult novelties online has created a new breed of customer that may have never existed otherwise. While individual reasons for online purchases may be unique, they generally fall into two distinct categories. Generally speaking, either customers simply don’t have easy access to adult toy stores, or they’re uncomfortable sharing their interest with friends and neighbors.

 

Although the phrase “discretely delivered in a plain brown package” is a common source of comic relief, people who shop for sex toys online take their personal privacy very seriously. Not only are adult toys delivered in nondescript packages, but credit card purchases are often disguised by using generic company names and vague product descriptions. This is not meant to make customers feel as if they’re doing something wrong. On the contrary, it’s meant to make adventurous adults feel more comfortable with the process. Sex toys are a tremendous source of pleasure, there is certainly no reason to make shopping for them an unpleasant experience.

 

As more and more people discover the benefits of sex toys, it makes sense that they’re seeking more variety and a greater selection. No matter how simple, or extreme your sexual appetite might be, shopping for adult novelties online opens the doors to endless possibilities.

 

Like any other product with a healthy demand, not all customers have easy access to physical store fronts. When people can sit comfortably in front of their computer and order sex toys, it’s not only more convenient but it encourages shoppers to be a bit more adventurous, since there are no prying eyes looking over their shoulder.

 

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