Page and Bryan Ginns have announced their 14th annual Absentee Bid Sale, featuring 400 lots of antique and collectable cameras, daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, stereoscopes, magic lanterns, lantern slides, optical toys and related material. The entire catalogue is now illustrated on-line at http://www.stereographica.com and will feature Real Time Live Bidding. Bids will also be accepted by mail, fax and telephone. The sale will close at 3 pm on Saturday, September 15, 2007. This is an especially fine sale with quality items of interest in all categories of Antique Photographica.
The sale features several very good stereoscopic daguerreotypes including an image by T. R. Williams. Other American and European daguerreotypes include fine portraits and military subjects. Ambrotypes include a tinted whole plate of a gentleman. A variety of other ambrotypes include a scarce stereo ambrotype of the Crystal Palace, occupationals, military and outdoor images as well as Union Cases. There is a scarce outdoor stereoscopic tintype and a large outdoor tintype of a store front. A good range of mono and stereo autochromes is also included in the sale. Cabinet cards and cartes de visite feature famous people including Queen Victoria. A large selection of stereo views categorized by subject as well as a huge selection of boxed sets.
There is a good quality wood and brass stereoscopic camera, a sliding box wet plate camera, a Stirn Detective Camera and a rare Woodward solar camera. Fine and rare stereoscopes are well represented and include a Knight's Cosmorama, an octagonal model by Cadwell, an Ives early color Kromskop, a French Gaumont magazine type and several Brewster style viewers of various designs. The optical toy and pre-cinema items feature a Praxinoscope Theater, magic lanterns and a good selection of static and mechanical magic lantern slides including slip, lever, rackwork types and Chromatropes. There are two rare early examples of photo illustrated books. A small section of advertising, ephemera and a whimsical wrought iron advertising sign complete the sale.
Each lot in the sale is illustrated on-line at http://www.stereographica.com .
A text version of the catalogue (U.S. and Canada) is $3 and includes a post sale list of prices realized. For more information contact Bryan & Page Ginns, "Stereographica", 2109 County Route 21, Valatie, NY 12184; Phone: 1-518-392-5805; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Fax: 1-518-392-7925.