16 Items, 19 images (one case accommodates 4 images).

1) Ninth plate daguerreotypes. Tinted lady with curls and fingerless gloves. Full case.

2) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Beautiful young lady. Full case.

3) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Child in chair. Full case.

4) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Man wearing hat. Full case.

5) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Girl seated. Full case.

6) Ninth plate daguerreotype. Woman. Split case.

7) Ninth plate ambrotype. Young man. Split case.

8) Ninth plate ambrotype. Child with mouth wide open. Split case.

9-12) Unusual fold-out leather case accommodates four images. 3 are ninth plate daguerreotypes, 1 is a ninth plate ambrotype. The images are not pictured due to us not wanting to stress the case. (9: Woman. 10: Young man. 11: Man with light-colored linen jacket. 12: Lady)

13) Sixteenth plate daguerreotype. Lively child. Full case.

14) Sixteenth plate daguerreotype. Bearded man, no mustache. Japanned case (black lacquer) with mother of pearl inlay.

15) Sixteenth plate daguerreotype. Boy with buttons. Split case.

16) Sixteenth plate ambrotype. Woman. Full thermoplastic case.

17) Sixteenth plate ambrotype.

18. Tintype in Oreo case.

19) Daguerreotype in half Oreo case. Gentleman with goatee.

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


Condition:(1) Very good. (2) Light wipes. (3) Scratches. (4) Discoloration from tinting. (5) Very good. (6) Indistinct and heavy encroaching tarnish. (9) Scratches. (10) Fair condition. (11) Needs new glass, otherwise very good. (12) Oxidation. (13) Very good. (14) Heavy tarnish. Case worn at spine. (15) Heavy tarnish, spots. (16) Poor condition. Case worn. (17) Good leather case housing poor condition ambrotype. (18) Nick and 'fleabites' around the edge of case. Tintype in good condition. (19) Big 'ding.'

Estimate: $400 - $800
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PLEASE NOTE: The auction is being executed by The Daguerreian Society and all questions about the auction and condition requests should be directed to Greg French at  auction@daguerreiansociety.org.

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