This lot is a generous donation from H. Phillip Bamman. 100% of the proceeds from this sale will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

There are 22 items in this lot.

9 sixth plate daguerreotypes: 1 with split case; 4 in half cases; 4 uncased, but with mats and preservers. These range from fair to good condition with some wipes, stains, etc...

1 half plate daguerreotype, uncased. Dings (bumps) at around 6:00 and 9:00.

1 quarter plate bare daguerreotype plate.

1 sixth plate ambrotype, uncased in mat and preserver. Poor condition.

1 ninth plate ambrotype, in half case. Boy with a fraternal scarf, in front of a painted backdrop. By Folger of Boston (ad is on the back). Very good condition.

1 sixth plate ambrotype, with no case or parts.

4 ninth plate ambrotypes with no cases or parts.

1 quarter plate tintype, in half case missing the bottom rail. Girl and hand-colored plants. Very good condition.

1 sixth plate tintype, in mat and preserver. Older man. Good condition.

1 ninth plate tintype stamped MELAINOTYPE FOR NEFF'S PATENT. American Photographic Patents The Daguerreotype & Wet Plate Era 1840 - 1880, by Janice G. Schimmelman, lists the following for Neff's patent: No. 14,300; Photographic pictures on japanned surfaces; H.[amilton] Smith, assignor to Wm. Neff & Peter Neff, Jr. of Cincinnati, OH; Gambier, OH; Feb 19, 1856.

1 ninth plate tintype, also early melainotype, but not stamped.

This is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.


Condition:See lot description

Estimate: $200 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

PLEASE NOTE: This auction is being organized and offered by The Daguerreian Society. Cowan's staff is not able to answer any condition questions and will not be providing shipping services for this auction. All questions regarding the auction should be addressed to auction@daguerreiansociety.org