Antique Photo Collections & Albums
We buy and consign collections of original antique photos of historical or noteworthy value, including vintage photo albums filled with such images.
Topics of interest include military, ocean liners / ships, early sports and teams, historical places, famous people or events.
Daguerreotypes / Ambrotypes / Tintypes
The daguerreotype typically dates from 1839-1860 and was the first photographic process in history that was widely used by the public.
We are interested in purchasing or consigning images dating to the Civil War, including portraits of Union and Confederate soldiers in uniform.
Carte de Visite (CDVs)
The CDV was a type of small photograph popular in the mid 19th century, usually measuring around 2.375″ x 4.25″ and mounted on a card.
Desirable CDVs should picture historical figures, unusual portraiture or activities.
The cabinet card – essentially a photograph mounted on a card, suitable for display in 19th century cabinets, became popular for studio portraits after 1870. Cabinet cards typically measure 4.25″ x 6.5″ and are generally pictures of ordinary people.
Cabinet cards featuring portraits of people of interest or some social / historical significance are most desirable.
We do not buy run-of-the-mill family portraits of people who do not have historical, military or entertainment status.
No portraits of great-grandmother, please!
WE HANDLE THE AUCTION
Our team goes to work to best represent your pieces to worldwide bidders
YOU RECEIVE PAYMENT
Following the auction, you receive 70% of the final sale price