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Thank you all for your input on Alec Stern, however, I still do not have answers to the value of my Stern's three original sketches. If I lived near an auction house like Butterfield's etc., I would take me sketches in for an appraisal. I feel this would be the best avenue for us at this point. If you have any luck in getting values, please keep all of us informed.
-- Mary Lou Sipherd (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 12, 2003
I do not have an answer but will say if there are any interested collectors... I found a sketch by Alec recently in Melbourne, FL. The sketch is framed and matted and is named "Twilight Over The Golden Gate." This is a multi colored sketch showing an overlook of the city with the golden gte in he background emerging through a dense fog. If interested please email email@example.com. Thanks
-- D Jack (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 23, 2004.
I grew up in san mateo near Mr. Stern and helped cater a dinner for he and his wife ann. I am very close with a woman who was a close friend of the both of them. I will ask her if she can be of any assistance. Good luck.
-- kerry kipp (email@example.com), February 05, 2004.
A very long time ago, when I was in North Beach, I bought 3 sketches from Alec Stern and have treasured them all these years. My favorite is "Cable Car Rush." I remember having an interesting conversation with him, as his sketches were my first purchase of art. It would be nice to know if he is still with us.
-- Bill Sowles (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 25, 2004.
I do not have an answer, but I, too, have an original Alex Stern mounted and framed of the Golden Gate Bridge. I need to dispose of most of my belongings because of a move and would like to know the value of this particular work.
-- Dot Trantina (email@example.com), May 03, 2004.
I found an Alec Stern titled "In The Rockies". I found it at a local antique shop for $25. It seems to be ink and pencil. I know nothing about him but would figure it must be worth more than $25 - very pretty.
-- Jared (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 25, 2004.
I recently found a dealer in the UK who priced Alec Stern's "Wartime San Francisco" for US$318. This was represented as an original sketch. Another dealer in the St. Louis area had Alec Stern's "The Bridge-Fisherman's Wharf" for $75. This was represented as a copy of an etching.
-- Bill Sowles (email@example.com), June 19, 2004.
I picked up an alec stern sketch in Petaluma, Calif. I believe it is an original. It seems taking it to Butterfield and Butterfield is the best bet. The sketch is entitled: Fasinating San Francisco (no date)
-- Lynn LaPorte (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 29, 2004.
I HAVE "SIGNING OF THE CHARTER" UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE S.F.'45, STATE CAPITOL - CALIFORNIA '49, STANFORD CHAPEL AND ANOTHER THAT I AM UNSURE OF THE TITLE CAMPANILE, U.C. THESE WERE MY GRANDFATHERS AND HE SEEMED TO HAVE HAD THEM MADE FOR HIS COMPANY FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE I COULD FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THESE. THEY ARE ORIGINALS SIGNED IN PENCIL BY ALEC STERN. THEY ARE TRULY GORGEOUS. THANKS SUE WATKINS
-- SUE WATKINS (DICKANDSUEW@AOL.COM), September 06, 2004.
Did anyone ever find any values on these pictures?
-- Tim Wilson (email@example.com), February 21, 2005.