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Vintage cameras and equipment snapped up by eager bidders at French auction

15 April 2019

A double helping of vintage cameras and photographic equipment was recently staged at Chartres by the Ivoire group Lelièvre, Pascal, Maiche, Paris (20% buyer’s premium).

Alfred Swaine Taylor

Collection from the ‘father of forensic medicine’ and photography pioneer comes to auction in Suffolk

04 September 2018

The collection of photography pioneer and medical writer Alfred Swaine Taylor (1806-80) is to be offered at auction house Lacy Scott & Knight in Bury St Edmunds in October following the success of a first sale last year.

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Beard portraits are the early face of photography

18 March 2017

This pair of daguerrotypes are by the influential English entrepreneur and photographer Richard Beard (1801-85).

The Ducal Palace, the Zecca and the Campanile with Moored Ships in Foreground, c.1851.

Ruskin’s photo archive returns – in better focus

19 March 2015

One of the most spectacular regional auction finds of the past decade returns to the limelight this week with the publication of a book documenting the history of a cache of early topographical photographs belonging to the Victorian critic, artist and social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900).

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Dealer turns detective to reveal Ruskin

03 April 2006

In last week’s ATG we revealed how a sketchily catalogued box of over 130 19th century photographs estimated at £80-120 in a Cumbrian auction house proved to be a cache of images made by the early daguerreotype process and ended up selling to Ken Jacobson for £75,000.

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Early photo images captured at £75,000

27 March 2006

"Lot 132. A 19th century mahogany box containing a quantity of 19th century photographs: 15 small images of stonework on metal, 50 images of buildings on metal, 70 small images of buildings on metal and 14 of buildings on card. Box poor condition, many images poor condition."

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