The Daguerreian Society

THE ANNUAL LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

Silent Auction: Starts at 7:00 PM
Live Auction approximately: 9:00 - 10:30 PM
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701 USA

OUR AUDIENCE INCLUDES COLLECTORS, DEALERS AND INSTITUTIONS.

DEADLINE FOR CONSIGNMENTS: Wednesday, September 3, 2014.


LAST UPDATE 7/3/2014: MORE LOTS WILL BE POSTED AS THEY COME IN -- KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR NEW MATERIAL!
Lot 3: CRISP BEEHIVE CASE IN ORIGINAL BOX HOLDS A VERY SPECIAL POST MORTEM

Ninth plate daguerreotype & case. The young girl is sweet with her head propped up on the pillow and her arms across her chest. Case is #377 'Beehive with Farm Tools in Oval' in Union Cases by Krainik, Krainik & Walvoord. It is Case #1-148R 'Beehive, Farm Motif' in Nineteenth Century Photographic Cases and Wall Frames by Paul Berg. The original box should not be overlooked. These are very rare.

RESERVE AUCTION.




Lot 4: DAGUERREOTYPE OF ERASTUS PALMER'S 'RESIGNATION'

Quarter plate size. Full case with re-taped spine.

In addition, this lot includes the following:

1) Carte de visite (CDV) of Palmer's 'Resignation' Bust
2) Carte de Visite of Palmer's 'White Captive' Bust
3) Carte de Visite of Palmer's 'Spring' bust
4) The book 'Erastus D. Palmer: Sculpture-Ideas' by J. Carson Webster ('Resignation' bust appears on page 171)
5) The Daguerreian Society Quarterly Issue for July-Sept, 2012 with this daguerreotype pictured on the cover and a feature article about Erastus D. Palmer inside.

RESERVE AUCTION.



Lot 11: WELL-HEELED EQUESTRIAN By HUGHES BROS. OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Sixth plate daguerreotype. By "Hughes Bros. Nashville" as marked on the green velvet pad. This daguerreotype depicts a young man posing in his riding outfit and holding a riding crop. He wears an oversized pinkie ring. Tennessee was known for its horse breeding in the 19th century.

RESERVE AUCTION.




Lot 13: LOVELY DAGUERREOTYPE OF 2 WOMEN PLUS IN 'BIJOU' JAPANED CASE WITH MOTHER OF PEARL INLAY

This colorful case boasts two quarter plate daguerreotypes. The original spine is exceptional for a case like this and the daguerreotype of two women is lovely. There is a second daguerreotype of a bonneted woman in back.

NO RESERVE.




Lot 14: DAGUERREOTYPE OF A BRIDE IN EXQUISITE MOTHER OF PEARL CASE

Sixth plate size. Excellent & Unusual mother of pearl case. Daguerreotype is a wedding portrait of a young woman in bonnet and white veil pulled back. She holds a bouquet of plants and flowers.

RESERVE AUCTION.




Lot 20: GIRLS & MOTHER WITH LARGE BISQUE DOLL

Sixth plate daguerreotype. Full case with original spine. Lovely horizontal of two girls and their mother. The smallest child holds a large bisque doll, while her sister also clutches something and her mother has a page marked in her book.

RESERVE AUCTION.




Lot 21: A PAIR OF PORTRAITS FROM FRANCE

Two overmatted quarter plate daguerreotypes.

We used an educated guess on the presentation to proclaim these lovely portrait daguerreotypes as French. Both sitters are intense: the man has his head down slightly. The woman is pulled back slightly but just as intent. Her hands are cupped. Each sitter has been tinted tastefully.

NO RESERVE.


Lot 26: 26 IS A LUCKY NUMBER

Who says that 13 plus 13 isn't lucky? This lot consists of 26 cased images. 11 sixth plate daguerreotypes, 1 ninth plate daguerreotype, 1 half plate ambrotype, 9 sixth plate ambrotypes, 3 ninth plate ambrotypes and the small oval case houses a tintype.

NO RESERVE.




TERMS:

LIVE AUCTION.

TERMS FOR DONATIONS: All donations gratefully accepted.

TERMS FOR CONSIGNMENTS: Must be quality or quantity. We are selective regarding consignments, to ensure a quality auction. Our purpose is to raise money and provide entertainment. Please send scans and/or descriptions of proposed consignments to Greg French at gregfren@comcast.net or call 617-522-3610.

Once approved, consignments can be mailed directoy to: Greg French, P.O. Box 302283, Jamaca Plain, MA 02130. Insurance and/or tracking is recommended.

All correspondence is confidential. We use the utmost discretion with all of our consignors.

SELLER'S COMMISSION OF 10%. Likewise, this benefits The Daguerreian Society and is below the norm.

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.

BUY-IN FEE OF 5%. This only applies to items auctioned with reserves. The buy-in fee for lots unsold is 5% of the reserve, with a maximum of $200. For example, if a consignor reserves an item for $600 and it is unsold, the fee will be $30. For an unmet reserve of $2000, the fee will be $100. For an unmet reserve of $4000 or more, the fee would be $200 (i.e. the maximum).

CATALOGUES: The catalogue is for the Live Auction only, and will be available in two formats: 1) We will have an on-line catalogue beginning July 1, 2014, which will be available below on this page. 2) We will provide printed catalogues the day of the auction.

ABSENTEE BIDS are encouraged. We run these auctions with the utmost integrity. All bids will be competitively bid with total discretion, in increments against other real bids. All absentee bids will be confidential. Absentee bids will be executed immediately, unless a 'Stealth bid' is requested (an absentee bid that isn't executed until the night of the auction). Please call Greg French at 617-522-3610 (until September 22, 2014) or email Greg at gregfren@comcast.net (until the deadline) in order to leave a bid.

The deadline for absentee bids is 6:00 PM US Central Time September 27, 2014.

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.

AUCTION COMMITTEE:
Diane Filippi
Greg French
Craig James
Michael Peterson
Doug Scougale
Dennis Williams


2014 BENEFIT AUCTION CATALOGUE

All live auction lots will be catalogued here as the consignments and donations are received.