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    tow boat painting SAM MAY

    Here is a picture of a painting Alan Bates asked me to post. Alan, your comments, please ;-)

    Franz
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    #2
    Thanks Alan and Franz for sharing and posting the artwork.

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      #3
      Nice painting. Great style. Alan should paint more.

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        #4
        That was painted in my imitate Harlan Hubbard phase. It's not the Sam'l L. May, despite the name painted on it. Rather, it is a 'generic' towboat. The painting is about 22" x 16" in size and it belongs to my son.

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          #5
          Should have said it, I was thinking it, but your painting clearly resembles a Hubbard. Got a couple of authentic HH paintings that may go on the block to help finance a workboat for the shipyard. Anyone venture a guess what the market will bear?

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            #6
            Sam, there won't be any more Bates paintings. They are, I must say, rarer than Picassos or Rembrandts, so they must be worth millions. My physicians gave me a choice - I can have steady hands, or I can breathe. I chose the latter.

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              #7
              Alan, I'm not at all surprised to see your painting(s) are as good as your writing, etc. It appears the SAM is downbound at Diamond Rock/Cedar Branch/Edwards Hollow in the Oxbows. True?

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                #8
                I have a couple of Hubbards, as well, and have no idea what they are worth, not a clue. A Hubbard follower would be willing to pay well for them. Let me know if you can get a good appraisal.

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                  #9
                  When I got my Harlan Hubbard paintings (two of them on opposite sides of a piece of tin) his paintings of that size were selling for about $750.00. When he died the value of his works skyrocketed.

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                    #10
                    Here's hoping, Alan. Lexie, I'll let you know what I find out.

                    Harlan gave me a painting called "Gray Days" for showing him around the DQ, back in 1971, and the second I bought from Flatboat Bela who purchased "Tell City Waterfront" from Harlan when we took the WINIFRED to Payne Hollow for a memorable visit with Harlan and Anna in 1978. Though I hate the thought of parting with my two Hubbards, I had to do some soul-searching to try to think what Harlan might say, and I believe he would advise me to go ahead and sell the paintings if it meant raising some hard cash for the purchase of the Rabbit Hash Shipyard workboat.

                    http://groups.msn.com/WillieandBuste...o&PhotoID=1991

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                      #11
                      Two 4"x6" watercolors by Harland Hubbard just went for $77 and $72 on Ebay....

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                        #12
                        This is from Yvonne at the Howard Steamboat Museum:

                        Garth's Auctions, Delaware Ohio, handled Bert Fenn's estate auction in June, 1994. Several Harlan Hubbards were included (as well as thousands of other river related items) Three were on masonite: Southland, "Towboat Meeting Packet", and "Big Bone Island, Ohio River" sold for $1567.50, $650.00, and $660.00, respectively. The one oil on tin sold for $1182.50. All were framed with their "original plank frame." Average size: 26" x 20 "

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