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32 Boo Boo by Zoom

Toronto. a small meeting this time. Celio was tied up with Christmas grades so Clint organized our 32nd executive meeting via ZOOM  on Wednesday evening, December 7th. Please note, the PHSC Newsletter still needs an editor. Nevertheless, if you would … Continue reading

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she’s baaack!

Toronto. I did a post back on June 2nd noting that the iconic Sunday Antique Market in St Lawrence Hall was closing. I saw in the November 10 Etobicoke Guardian (the local free rag) that Marlene Cook was reopening her … Continue reading

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and Taylor makes 12

Toronto. One thing the USA has going for it is the sheer number of daguerrotypes, related ephemera and other items of famous people. The availability of these historical objects, including the photos is open to anyone who searches them out. … Continue reading

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dialling for Dags

Toronto. Our friends to the south often hold fairs and auctions to market images from the beginnings of photography. They do a wonderful job for those enamoured with old photographs, especially Daguerreotypes. Their annual is a massive soft cover book … Continue reading

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a wonderful view

Toronto. Throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s, the view camera was a popular camera design. Everyone knew a wooden box and bellows on a tripod meant a photographer was at work! The view camera was rather simple in … Continue reading

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the perfect bid

Toronto. This post is courtesy of Sonja Pushchak. It involves a bid in an Austrian auction reported in a British society’s newsletter (Tailboard). The post title is a riff on the movie, “The  Perfect Storm” were the forces of mother nature … Continue reading

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watcha doin’?

Toronto. You may wonder why we are posting information on an  auction of, “Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments” by an outside auction house (Bonhams). Well it may surprise many of you but some PHSC members collect more than cameras and … Continue reading

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it’s a barnum and bailey world

Toronto. Collectors of images may find new additions for their collections at the Port Colborne auction today. The two day event (Saturday and Sunday) honours the memory of PHSC member, auction coordinator, and 1st VP, the late John Kantymir. All … Continue reading

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another Schacht-Travenar

Toronto. This is a second lens from the 1950s for use on the Lordomat. Remember that the Lordomat was made in Wetzlar by a company called called Leidolf who produced high quality 35mm cameras.  This lens is an f/4, 135mm focal … Continue reading

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Automat? What about a Lordomat 35mm lens?

Toronto. If you like watching old movies, you have likely seen the famous Automat cafeteria in NYC. These automated restaurants were threatened and often ‘ate’ up by by the growth of fast food outlets. Sadly our camera industry was no … Continue reading

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