This book contains over 500 color
photos, displaying a wide range of cameras produced from the
earliest days of photography to the rise of the digital age. The
informative text provides a history of cameras, organized into
chapters by various camera types, including snapshot, folding,
rangefinder, single lens reflex, twin lens reflex, stereo,
panoramic, miniature, and spy cameras. Cameras within each chapter
are arranged chronologically to show the development of the camera
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This video examines a
series of antique photographs to see what can be learned about their
creation dates and the photographers who made them. The narrator
also discuesses a few tips for dating old photographs, as well as
learning about silver mirroring—a deterioration problem in some
gelatin silver prints. Click on the
title to view.
And look for other videos in selected articles.
During the 1850s, gold was
on a lot of people’s minds. Thousands of goldseekers ventured to
California in hopes of getting rich. Few did, at least not from
mining gold. But a few did get rich from the gold which they
loaded onto the S.S. Central America sailing to New York from
Panana. Collectors bid $1.1 million for a chance to own a piece
A 1930s Canadian Eco Model
160 clockface gasoline pump and a circular, 1946
McColl-Frontenac double-sided porcelain sign, also from Canada,
each knocked down for $35,400 in an online-only Petroliana,
Advertising Signs & Memorabilia auction, held by Miller & Miller
Auctions, Ltd. based in New Hamburg, Ontario.
The toy trains category is red hot now. And
recently Weiss Auctions held its first toy train auction of the
year. Often there are a number of lots that don’t get sold, but
at this auction, all 500 lots found new owners.
A 9 ¾-inch-tall blown mold
French cameo glass vase signed Galle and a Fenton mosaic art
glass pedestal vase each sold for $6,600 to share top lot honors
at the sale of the private collection of Dr. Peter and Grace
The sparkle of brilliant cut
glass has fascinated collectors ever since it first appeared in
the mid 19th century. And the sparkle was great as Woody Auction
presented an auction of American Brilliant Cut Glass.
Fishing lure collectors had a
field day at Miller & Miller
Auctions, Ltd., in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada. Three green
Chippewa spinner lures made around 1910 by the Immell Bait &
Tackle Company of the United States brought a combined
CA$24,780, and a clever Canadian-made circa 1930 Lurette No.
2 “living bait lure” was reeled in for CA$3,750—a record
price for the lure.
The Bruneau & Company auction showed strong results for French
furniture and decorative arts when compared to years past.
“Competitive bidding brought the French Neoclassical bronze
figural group to a private collection in Egypt, followed by a
pair of parquetry inlaid bombe chests to Canada. You never know
where things are going to end up,” said Travis Landry, a Bruneau
& Company specialist.
A mid-1930s Watling three-reel
5-cent slot machine sold for $3,250 and an 1871 general and
business directory for the residents of four counties in Nevada
realized $2,875 at an Americana, Railroad, Mining & More Auction
held across four days, May 7th-10th, by Holabird Western
Americana Collections in Reno, Nevada
Chinese green glazed oval footed porcelain bowl with an estimate of
$1,000-$2,000 soars to $200,000 as the top item in a highly successful
Nye & Company Auctioneers’ Collectors’ Passion Auction that grossed just
under $1 million.
An exceedingly rare,
museum-quality Dorflinger cranberry cut to clear glass
ewer, 17 inches tall, soared to $75,000 at a sale featuring two major
collections of American Brilliant Cut Glass, held by Woody
Auction, online and at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. It was the final
major cut glass auction of the year for Woody Auction, which is based in
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