The Daguerreian Society

THE ANNUAL LIVE AUCTION: SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013

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Live Auction: 2:00 PM in the Rosslyn Ballroom
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

REASONS WHY BUYERS LIKE THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY LIVE AUCTION:
1. Most of our material is 'fresh' to the market.
2. Each year we feature rare and unusual material.
3. Some great bargains.
4. Friendly relaxed atmosphere.

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AND WANT TO BID, WE CAN ACCOMMODATE YOU:
1. We provide this on-line catalogue on The Daguerreian Society website.
2. We bid for you competitively in increments. We start low in accordance with the bidding of the room.
3. Your name and your maximum bid are completely confidential.

AUCTION COMMITTEE (in alphabetical order by first name):
Craig James
Dennis Williams
Diane Filippi
Doug Scougale
Greg French
Jeff Green
Michael Peterson



2013 BENEFIT AUCTION RESULTS

The complete 2013 benefit auction results are posted here.

Purchasers, if paying by check please make the check out to "The Daguerreian Society". Send to:

The Daguerreian Society
PO Box #306
Cecil, PA 15321-0306
USA


Lot 1: WOMAN IN TINTED CHAIR BY CHASE

Sixth plate Daguerreotype. Lorenzo Chase was one of the better daguerreotypists out of Boston. Full case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $225 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 2: CDV BY J. J. HAWES (of Southworth & Hawes) OF A DAGUERREOTYPE

GENEROUS DONATION FROM REBECCA NORRIS.

The man in all his finery looks quite serious, but the woman looks relaxed and has an amused look to her face.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $50 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 3: ELEVEN IMAGES FROM THE BUSHONG RAKESTRAW CLAN

Three sixth plate daguerreotypes, three ninth plate daguerreotypes, three sixteenth plate daguerreotypes. 2 sixth plate ambrotypes. Each with modern notes identifying them. All Cases are full with new spines. Left to right:

1) Sixth plate ambrotype young woman.
2) Sixth plate daguerreotype handsome white-haired gentleman.
3) Sixth plate daguerreotype man.
4) Sixth plate daguerreotype woman with perhaps clothes of religious sect, next to a plant.
5) Ambrotype mother and daughter.
6, 7 & 8) Sixteenth plate daguerreotypes of various men.
9, 10 & 11) Ninth plate daguerreotypes of two men and a girl.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $350 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 4: 46 PHOTOGRAPHS OF HENRY FORD AT HIS CAMP, WITH EDSEL FORD AT THE PIANO, THOMAS EDISON & OTHER NOTABLES. PLUS A PIECE OF HENRY FORD'S HAIR

Photographs are by George Ebling, but are unsigned. We sold many of these quite successfully on our defunct Daguerreian Society eBay site, in fact, selling one of Edsel at the piano for more than $100. Included is a piece of Henry Ford's hair with a certificate of authenticity.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $475 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 5: SCHOOLHOUSE WITH 21 MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Sixth plate daguerreotype. One can see mittens, scarves and hats in this wintry outdoor scene. There are 21 people in this daguerreotype (count them) with the majority being young students. The daguerreotypist had to balance getting a clear view of the students with capturing the entirety of the building and he or she succeeded on both counts. There may be a bell in the cupola. Full case with new spine.

RESERVE AUCTION.

SOLD for $3400 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 6: BARTON AND HIRAM LAZELLE

Sixth plate ambrotype. The body language here is terrific. Inside the case, left hand side is written: "Barton and Hiram La Zelle. Hiram about 15. Born Nov. 12, 1839." (Editor's note: Given the history of the ambrotype Hiram was probably about 20.) Full case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $225 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 7: WOMEN HOLDING HANDS & CHILD WITH EMBROIDERED JACKET

GENEROUS DONATION FROM DAVID BELCHER.

Sixth plate daguerreotype and sixth plate ambrotype.

1) Daguerreotype. Two women holding hands. This is a high contrast image and the gesture of the hands is unmistakable. Uncased.
2) Ambrotype. The boy with all the curls holds onto the chair while seated on a small table. Half case.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $40 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 8: FIVE DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS DISPLAYING FLOWERS, CAMEOS & A DAGUERREOTYPE

1) Sixth plate of two boys: one holding flowers and the other with a small book. Full case with new spine.
2) Sixth plate lady with fur trimmed coat and Roman-themed brooch made of pumice.
3) Sixth plate. Lady with her fingers over a daguerreotype. Two figures are readily visible. Full case.
4) Sixth plate. Lady with pink bow, cameo, locket and large bracelet. Full case.
5) Quarter plate of two women, a generation apart, holding hands.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $225 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 9: THE FLOWER GIRL DAGUERREOTYPE CASE WITH MATCHING MATS & PRESERVERS

GENEROUS DONATION FROM GREG FRENCH.

This case is capable of holding four sixth plate images. It is chocolate brown and more attractive than the scans. It is Case 1-15, 'Flower Girl', in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Berg and Case #91, 'Girl with Flower Basket' in Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $180 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 10: MAN BY SAMUEL BROADBENT AND A BONNETED LADY IN SEMI-PROFILE

GENEROUS DONATION FROM REBECCA NORRIS.

Two sixth plate daguerreotypes.

1) The high contrast man features the backdrop used by Samuel Broadbent. This is unsigned. Split case.
2) The lady with the warm tones features original seals. Full case with new spine.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $100 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 11: A BOY & A GIRL ABOUT THE SAME HEIGHT

Quarter plate daguerreotype. Comparing their faces, it's pretty clear that they're siblings. We can see seven buttons buttoned and two undone on him. She holds something: it appears to be a bracelet, Notice how her elbow is up against his kerchief. Full case with re-taped spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $190 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 12: ROYALTY, THEATRE & PHOTOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA

This lots consists of ten items:

1) Early Kodak album by Eastman-Kodak features 139 photographs.
2-8) Cabinet cards: Duke of York, Duchess of York, Tinted woman from Stockholm in Sweden, Prince & Princess of Wales, Princess of Wales & Daughters, Actor in Costume by Sarony, a four generation family.
9) Early Kodak Occupational photo of Men and Machine.
10) Pamphlet: Professional Cameras and Sundries: Folmer Graflex Corporation.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $150 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 13: TINTED BOY ON A COUCH

Sixth plate daguerreotype. His jacket is splendid. It's interesting that the daguerreotypist let him pose with one leg under the other. Split case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $200 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 14: HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF FAMILY GROUPING

This group of four features a grandmother and child in the front and two young ladies (who could almost be twins if it weren't for their height differential). Full case with new spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $220 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 15: DODD FAMILY FEATURES 2 "HIDDEN MOTHER" IMAGES

This lot consists of a half plate daguerreotype, one quarter plate and one sixth plate ambrotypes, and three cased sixth plate tintypes.

1) Half plate of a bonneted lady with fingerless gloves. Ink note says "Grandmother Mrs. Susan Dodd April 1800-1861". Full case with new spine.
2) Quarter plate ambrotype baby with wild embroidered blanket and adult to our right. Period ink note "Winona Dodd 6 ms." Full case with new spine.
3) Tintype of baby on tinted blanket. Period ink note: "Eugenie Dodd 6 ms." Full case with new spine.
4) Ambrotype with child holding toy. embroidered cloth, and adult evident to right. Period ink note "Winona Dodd 1 yr." Union case in very good condition.
5) Tintype of child in light colored dress seated upon a table. Period ink note "Eugenie Dodd age 3 yrs." Full case with new spine.
6) Tintype of slightly older child seated holding a post. Period ink note "Winona Dodd 6 yrs." Full case with new spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 16: TWO GIRLS: ONE LAID BACK AND ONE TRIED TO GET CLOSER

GENEROUS DONATION FROM REBECCA NORRIS.

Sixth plate daguerreotype. The girls sit side by side on the same bench. The younger one was anxious to lean into the picture. Her eagerness is refreshing. The laid back older sister has ringlets of hair in front of her ears. Worn case.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $50 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 17: MR. & MRS. OSCAR FAY, SHE WAS FRIENDS WITH CLARA BARTON HALF PLATE

Half plate daguerreotype. Stamped: "J. Gurney 349 Broadway". Comes with antique ink note: "Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Fay. Mrs. Fay was from Worcester, Mass. Mr. Fay from Northampton, N.Y. After the death of Mr. Fay (June 16th, 1862) Mrs. Fay became a nurse at Annapolis under Miss Clara Barton, a close friend of hers. (Clara Barton was a famous humanitarian, nurse and teacher. She is credited with starting the American Red Cross and during the Civil War she was known as 'The Angel of the Battlefield.') She died in Feby. 1901 at Erie, Pa. Beloved and bereaved by all the soldiers of that locality." Full case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $950 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 18: 34 NEGATIVES PERTAINING TO JACKIE KENNEDY (JACQUELINE LEE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS) PLUS 7 MATTED LARGE PHOTOGRAPHS

The negatives are roughly 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches, the exception is that one is a slide. The matted prints are 13 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches (2), 10 X 8 inches (4) and 7 1/2 X 7 inches (1).

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $160 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 19: 1840s DAGUERREOTYPE OF A MAN BORN IN THE 1700s, WEARING A CAPE AND HOLDING A CANE

GENEROUS DONATION FROM JEFF GREEN.

Sixth plate daguerreotype. The subject looks regal in this pose. Full very good case with new spine.

DONATION: 100% of the proceeds of this auction lot will benefit the Daguerreian Society.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $750 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 20: THE MOORE FAMILY ELDERS CIRCA 1840s

Four sixth plate daguerreotypes, each with old note identification.

1) Business card on one side "Miss Ethel M. Moore" Note on reverse: "Father Burtt's mother Lydia Taylor daughter of Col. Taylor of New (Jersie? Josie?)". Depicts woman with bonnet holding book.
2) Note says "Grandmother E. M. Moore". Depicts bonneted lady holding glasses and book, facing left.
3) Note says "Elizabeth Martin Moore". A second note: "61st year, 1845". Depicts a bonneted woman staring straight ahead holding glasses.
4) Note says "Aunt Rebecca's Uncle Joseph Martin". Depicts gentleman holding lapel of coat.

The cases of this lot are a plus. All four images have attractive cases with new spines.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $225 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 21: OVERMATTED HALF PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE IN LARGE LEATHER CASE BY MARTIN LAWRENCE OF BROADWAY, N.Y.C.

This has the appearance of being larger than half plate size, but we suspect it's a half plate with a large custom made tooled leather case. The pad says "Lawrence's Gallery 152 Broadway NY". According to Craig's Daguerreian Registry the excellent resource by John Craig, the daguerreian is Martin Lawrence, who worked at 152 Broadway.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $500 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 22: CRISP 'THE FAITHFUL HOUND' DAGUERREOTYPE CASE

Holds two sixth plate images. Case #89 Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord. 'MOTHER EMBRACING CHILD 2', case #1-14 in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Paul Berg. Contains two ambrotypes.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $100 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 23: THE LADY HAS FLOWERS

Three ambrotypes and a daguerreotype.

1) Sixth plate ambrotype of a lady with tinted flowers on the table, holding a book with gold gilding applied.
2) Two items: a sixth plate daguerreotype and a sixth plate ambrotypes of the same man.
3) Ninth plate ambrotype of a man wearing possibly a miner's or sailor's shirt, with a medal pinned to his chest.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $110 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 24: A QUARTET OF OUTDOOR SCENE AMBROTYPES

Four sixth plate ambrotypes. All cases are full with re-taped spines.

1) Young man with beard and top hat on a buggy. This is a commercial district as evidenced by the other buggy and storefront.
2) Well-dressed man in wagon pulled by a horse.
3) A large L shaped house with white picket fence. Three adults, a woman flanked by two men frolic by a horse and buggy.
4) A wagon of tourists, with the number '17' on the side. The drivers have identical mutton chops and moustaches, and both wear top hats. But notice the working lad by the wheel. He is most interesting!

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $360 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 25: A GREAT PROFILE & OTHER PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITING ROSE FAMILY

A quarter plate and two sixth plate daguerreotypes and a sixth plate ambrotype. According to the consignor, these could be descendants of George Soule who was a passenger on the Mayflower. Further research would validate or not.

1) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Shows a woman with lots of jewelry. Note says "Mother (Rebecca Whiting)". In a solid Union Case with some nicks.
2) Ambrotype depicts a child leaning. Clearer and not as dark as our scan. Note says "George P. Rose's sister Betty". Full case with new spine.
3) Quarter plate depicts a young lady with one glove on and one glove off. Note says "Helena Whiting (Grandmother)". Full case with new spine.
4) Sixth plate daguerreotype. Man in profile wearing glasses, with cane and tinted table. Darker tones and much richer than our scan. Note says "George P. Rose's Uncle Monty Rose". Housed in Union Case in very good condition.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $200 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 26: TWO YOUNG WOMEN WITH TINTED BOWS by W.H. KENT

Sixth plate daguerreotype. According to the excellent resource Craig's Daguerreian Registry by John Craig, W. H. Kent was English and practiced in New Bedford and New York City before returning to England. Full Case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $200 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 27: HALF PLATE OF A DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN, FILLING THE FRAME

Half plate daguerreotype. He has that look in his eyes of being self-assured. There is certainly an aristocratic 'air' about him as he fills the frame wonderfully. Full late 1840s case with re-taped spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $350 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 28: LOVELY VIGNETTE WITH HAZEL EYES, BY JEREMIAH GURNEY

Quarter plate daguerreotype. "J Gurney 349 Broadway" stamped lower right. She gazes off to the right exposing one dangling earring. After noticing the color in her cheeks, look into her eyes. They've been tinted masterfully. Full case.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $225 plus 10% buyer's premium.


Lot 29: THE BUTTON BOY IN A FAIRY IN A ROSE CASE

Ninth plate daguerreotype and case. Boy with a smock-like garment with many buttons. It looks like a belt was used to strap him into the chair, as was sometimes done with children.On the table there's a closed daguerreotype. Housed in a case: #401 'Fairy with Bird in a Rose' (Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord) #1-139 'Fairy Emerging from a Rose' (Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Berg).

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $90 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 30: MID 1840s PORTRAIT EXECUTED AT BOSWELL'S DAGUERREAN GALLERY IN INDIANA

Quarter plate daguerreotype. With small note in old ink "Anna E. Worthington". A stamp on the silk pad declares: "Executed at Boswell's Daguerrean Gallery Latest Improvements". John K. Boswell worked in Richmond, Indiana into the 1860s according to Craig's Daguerreian Registry by John Craig. The source notes that in 1860 Boswell advertised his gallery as being founded in 1844. Here's an early example. Full case with re-taped spine.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $750 plus 10% buyer's premium.



Lot 31: STILL LIFE OF COGS BY MIKE ROBINSON

Half-plate daguerreotype in reverse paint passe-partout housing, taken at Peter's Valley Craft Centre in 2010.

NO RESERVE.

SOLD for $700 plus 10% buyer's premium.


TERMS:

LIVE AUCTION.

CONSIGNOR'S FEE OF 10%.

BUY-IN FEE OF 5%. The buy-in fee for lots unsold is 5% of the reserve with a $200 maximum. For example, if a consignor reserves an item for $600 and it is unsold, the new fee will be $30. For an unmet reserve of $2000, the new fee will be $100. For an unmet reserve of $6000, the fee would be $200 (i.e. the maximum).

BUYER'S PREMIUM OF 10%. The auction's purpose is to generate revenue for The Daguerreian Society. A buyer's premium of 10% is below the norm.

ABSENTEE BIDS are encouraged. All bids will be confidential. All bids will be competitively bid with total discretion, in increments against other real bids. We run these auctions with the utmost integrity. Absentee bidders are always pleased to win items at a fraction of their maximum bids, and last year was no exception. Absentee bids will be executed immediately, unless a 'Stealth bid' is requested (a bid that isn't executed until the night of the auction.) Please call Greg French at 617-522-3610 (home) or email Greg at gregfren@comcast.net in order to leave a bid.

The deadline for absentee bids is 11:00 PM Friday, March 8, 2013.

CURRENT BID is defined as the SECOND HIGHEST BIDDER'S MAXIMUM BID PLUS ONE INCREMENT (see increment table below). WE NEVER REVEAL THE HIGH BIDDER'S MAXIMUM BID. (This is the same concept that eBay uses.)

INCREMENTS:
Up to $100 bids will be in $10 increments.
From $100-$500 bids will be in $25 increments.
From $500-$1000 bids will be in $50 increments.
From $1000 up bids will be in $100 increments.
From $2500-$5000 bids will be in $250 increments.
From $5000-$10,000 bids will be in $500 increments.
From $10,000 up bids will be in $1000 increments.

We reserve the right to revert to smaller increments during the bidding process.

CONDITION REPORTS, FOR ABSENTEE BIDDERS ONLY, ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Contact Greg French at gregfren@comcast.net.