Category Archives: auction

bright lights

Toronto. In the days of film, studios used lights like the Mighty-Mole to illuminate a scene or portrait (flood) and another to provide back lighting or modelling (spot).  Such attention to detail is the mark of a professional. Similar lighting … Continue reading

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20th WestLicht Photo Auction October 12

Toronto. The Westlicht Photo Auction next  month gives you the opportunity to add some truly iconic photos to your collection. Mind you, it helps to have deep pockets! Click on the link above and take a careful look at the … Continue reading

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hammer it home Nov 17th

Toronto.  Fall again and the PHSC Estate auction is coming! We are holding it on Sunday, November 17, 2019 down in the Long Branch area of west end Toronto at the usual venue – free parking and free admission. See … Continue reading

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some goodies from across the lake (Erie)

Toronto. The Ohio Camera Collector’s Society across the lake in Columbus, Ohio are a small dedicated group of enthusiastic collectors. Drop in at the Embassy Suites next Friday, May 17th  to preview the auction items (noon) and participate in the … Continue reading

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under the hammer

Toronto. You can’t have a society without volunteers and funds. Enthusiasm covers the first and events and fiscal conservatism the latter. To bring in funds beyond membership fees (which are far less than costs) we host fairs and auctions. Auctions … Continue reading

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those three legged thingies

Toronto. Tripods predate photography. All of the 19th century and into the 20th century the sensitive media (paper, glass plates, and film) were too slow for hand held shots – until near the end of this period when bright sunlight … Continue reading

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spring auction March 17, 2019

Toronto.  A sure sign of spring: The PHSC spring auction! We are holding it on Sunday, March 17, 2019 down in the Long Branch area of Toronto at the usual venue – free parking and free admission. Come out and … Continue reading

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Feb 21 2019 Auction in the Big Apple

Toronto. Swann Auction Galleries in NYC will be holding their latest Photographs: Art & Visual Culture auction on February 21, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The items can be viewed in person or online. Click the Photographs: link above to see … Continue reading

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18th WestLicht Photo Auction

Toronto. Stefan Musil of WestLicht in Vienna sent me an email announcing the 18th Photo Auction. We all (well, me anyway) remember Cartier-Bresson and his “Decisive Moment” shot in 1932  behind the Saint-Lazare train station with a Leica. Now amongst … Continue reading

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Photo Review Benefit Auction in Philly

Toronto. Fancy a quick trip to the city of brotherly love this month? Stephen Perloff sent me an email this past Monday to announce the latest Benefit Auction this Saturday in Philadelphia. Benefits go to the Daguerreian Society. Stephen writes, … Continue reading

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