Currier & Ives have been collected ever since the early twentieth century and today there are still many people who collect these wonderful images of nineteenth century America.I have talked about "value ranking" for different types of prints and there is definitely a ranking of values for different sorts of Currier & Ives prints.The ISH is positively committed to opposing discrimination against people on the grounds of gender, race, colour, nationality, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, class, age, disability, having dependants, HIV status or perceived lifestyle.Truth being, the cluster has infested several streams of language.Other popular subjects are hunting & fishing, sporting, steamships, and western.City views bring a lot of money, but this is more because of collectors of the cities shown rather than because of Currier & Ives collectors.The series focuses on the Johnsons, a black family of six living the suburban dream.A print with any sort of condition issue, especially if a subject sought by collectors, will sell for much less than one in excellent condition.
There are collectors for important historical figures, such as Washington and Lincoln, and historical events, such as the American Revolution or Presidential elections, but most prints are purchased more on a one time basis rather than as part of a collection.
Besides historical prints, the one type of print that is collected more than any other are those by Currier & Ives.
There is a big difference in price between one of the prints in these popular subjects (a large folio print can go in the tens of thousands of dollars) and a less desirable subject (some large folio subjects sell in the hundreds).
There is also a big difference in price for Currier & Ives prints based on condition.
In general, the most valuable are winter scenes, followed closely by railroad prints.As discussed in previous blogs, one of the thing that makes a collector is the use of criteria and Currier & Ives collectors are generally real sticklers for condition.