Category Archives: auction

PHSC Spring Auction March 18, 2018

Toronto. Spring is coming and with it the PHSC Spring auction. This is our general consignment auction.  All are welcome. <=== Click the poster icon at left for details and map. Bring your old but good photo items and stay … Continue reading

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another image auction – Icons & Images

Toronto. This auction is both sooner and closer. Ms Dalle Kaplan sent me an email to say that Swann Auction Galleries down in New York City are hosting their next Icons & Images auction featuring photographs and photo books. The auction will … Continue reading

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an original Leica in the Westlicht auction

Toronto.  Stephen Musil sent me an email early Thursday morning announcing the 32nd camera auction will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Vienna. The auction features many special milestone cameras as listed in this press release. Over the … Continue reading

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Apres le deluge

Toronto. We held a most successful estate auction yesterday (Sunday). I helped Clint by partially photographing and adding lot numbers to one estate and posting a slideshow of many lots and a sub list of others. Kudos to Clint for … Continue reading

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Posters by Swann Galleries

Toronto. Augment your collection by hanging a few of these posters in your collection display room! Nicholas Lowry of Swann Galleries in NYC coordinated this lovely set of posters, some with a photographic theme, and many with a travel theme, … Continue reading

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Daguerreian Society Auction Oct 28th

Toronto. On the 15th last week the Daguerreian Society sent me a notice that its annual auction was nearly ready online and a preview could be had. Check it out to see what images and ephemera you could add to … Continue reading

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PHSC Estate Auction Nov 19, 2017

Toronto. Our annual fall auction will be an estate auction. While all people are welcome, we cannot accept any more lots. We do have many interesting and exciting pieces for the collector and film using affection-ado. Included are Leicas, Hasselblads, … Continue reading

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A March 1843 Daguerreotype portrait

Toronto. Where would we be without the thoughtful benefit of George Dunbar? Once again George found a photographically interesting item and sent me a quick note. Sotheby’s, the famous auction house, will auction off a daguerreotype of the 6th president … Continue reading

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…beginning to see the light

Toronto. It seems like just yesterday that I headed to my darkroom to develop my Leica negatives and make some prints using my hands to dodge and burn to improve the contrast. I would spend one night developing negatives and … Continue reading

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Posters at an auction

Toronto. I used one of the few (only?) photographic posters under the hammer at Swann Galleries on August 2, 2017. The poster (Sale 2453, Lot 81) advertises glass plates by Jougla, or in French Plaques Jougla.  It translates to “Night … Continue reading

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