Category Archives: auction

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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PHSC Fall Estate Auction this Sunday Dec 2, 2018

Toronto. Our next auction will be held this coming December 2, 2018. As it will be an estate auction, no lots will be accepted at the door this time (Sorry). Just click the bookmark at left to get details on time, … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific spans the world

Toronto. Our friends at Swann Auction Galleries in the Big Apple are doing another great travel poster auction. This is a great chance to augment your photgraphica collection with some great poster art! The example I show here is a … Continue reading

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Cowan’s American History: Premier Auction June 22nd

Toronto. I had an email from the Daguerreian Society a few days ago on the 14th announcing the latest Cowan’s American History Premier Auction  this Friday, June 22nd in Cincinnati, Ohio. Featured are numerous dags, ambros, tintypes, and albumen photographs … Continue reading

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The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks

Toronto. Daile Kaplan at Swann Auction Galleries in the Big Apple sent me an email a few days back announcing their latest auction, Sale 2474, called, The Knowing Eye: Photographs & Photobooks. The auction begins at 1:30pm on April 19th … Continue reading

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