What Is the Value of a Currier and Ives Lithograph?

As of 2015, an authentic Currier and Ives lithograph that is not a reproduction may sell for $100-300, according to Christopher Lane, an antiques shop owner who consults for PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” program. However, popular prints in good condition may sell for $2,000 or more.

The value of a Currier and Ives lithograph depends on the condition of the lithograph, the subject of the artwork and the popularity of the theme. Currier and Ives produced about 8,000 different prints, primarily in the 1870s, and some themes are more popular with buyers than others. For instance, a generic scene set in the Old West might be worth $500, while a lithograph depicting a more specific scene, such as miners during the California gold rush of the 1850s, may be worth more than $1,000.