Issue #14  4/11/2000
Fisherman Dag Sets Record For eBay Photo Images; and The Nearly $64,000 Question Is?

In case you missed it, long-time collector George Rinhart recently purchased a half-plate daguerreotype of a fisherman with pipe-in-mouth, rod, reel and creel for $63,655 on eBay.  He bought it for his personal collection. 

Donna Coates, who was bidding for someone else (reportedly living in Eastern Connecticut, hmmmm), underbid him.  A number of other Daguerreian Society members and dag dealers were much lower down on the bidding totem pole.