Lot of Five Union Cases Ranging in Scarcity from Rare to Very Very Rare, Incl. Eagle Over the Earth [Berg 1-20]

Lot of 5. Includes a Very Very Rare quarter plate union case, Eagle Over the Earth [Berg 1-20] with rare hook-and-eye closure; a Rare carte de visite size geometric union case [3-57]; a Very Rare double sixteenth plate union case, Wildflowers [2-107]; a Rare double sixteenth plate union case, Children Playing with [Toys?] [1-165]; and a Rare ninth plate union case, Fairy Emerging From Rose [1-139].

All cases empty.

Provenance:Marvin Lieber Collection of Early Photographica


[1-20] with surface crack to cover extending from eagle's body down and to the right, ending at hook-and-eye closure. Another, fainter, crack extends from upper right down toward olive branches.

[3-57] with surface soil to cover, heavy nicks and chips to cover edges/corners, and crack to bottom edge. 

[2-107] with discoloration to back cover, upper hinge separation, nicks/chips to edges and corners of covers esp. back cover upper left corner. Case made to house four images, no velvet pad.

[1-165] with surface soil to front cover. 

[1-139] with cracking around closure clasp. Case made for two images, no velvet pad. 

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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