2017 Daguerreian Society Benefit Auction
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The Daguerreian Society 2017 Symposium Benefit Auction

The auction will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at

        Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center
        
900 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

The silent auction starts approximately 6 pm EDT.

The live auction will begin at 8:30 pm EDT.

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

Absentee and on-line bidders can also bid on our auction on LiveAuctioneers.com.

Full auction terms may be found here


This year's Benefit Auction will include approximately 60 lots. We will post these (and photos for lots currently without them) as they become available. Keep checking back for new material! (Most recent update: 9/17.)

Our LiveAuctioneers.com auction is not yet live, but will be posted and linked to from this page well before the auction date.


LIVE AUCTION LOTS

[Lots 1-25]  [Lots 26-50]  [Lots 51-60]


Lot 51: FRENCH PRIEST, STEREO SCULPTURE & GERMAN GLASS STEREOVIEW

The label on reverse of the quarter plate Priest daguerreotype says "Berubet, optician, Clermont-Ferrand." Gold gilding has been applied. In passe partout frame.

Also a stereo daguerreotype of a statue of a nude perched atop a lion, and a glass stereoview "On the Rhine" "By Ferrier."

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE

ESTIMATES: $400-800


Lot 52: AMBROTYPE QUARTET HORSE & BUGGY & SLED, ETC.

4 sixth plate ambrotypes. 2 split cases, 2 half cases.

Features an outdoor scene of a young man, horse and buggy. It's a closeup and in an unusual front on angle. Also featured is a boy wearing a winter hat and holding a sled. Then there's a girl standing next to a high chair holding a book. Finally a man with a long narrow tie.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE

ESTIMATES: $350-600


Lot 53: 20 CABINET CARDS (9 BY NADAR) PLUS G. W. WILSON ALBUM

Besides 9 actresses by the famous Nadar, Bogardus, Notman & Gutekunst are represented, as well as a Japanese maker. The Scottish photographer George Washington Wilson made the 48 views of album, which depict England and Scotland. G.W. Wilson's work is in museums around the world.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE

ESTIMATES: $250-500


Lot 58: DAGS AND A BIT OF GENEALOGY

14 daguerreotypes. 13 sixth plates. 1 ninth plate. 6 Full cases. 4 Half cases. 3 uncased. The ninth plate has a half case. 3 Male & Female Couples. 6 of women, 5 of men.

Features:

1) 1840s Woman identified as "Tryphena Reed Mead Wife of Zadok Mead". A quick internet search finds Tryphena was born in 1780 in Connecticut, and passed away in Chautauqua County, New York. Zadock was born in 1776 at the end of the Revolutionary War in Berkshire County, Ma.

2) Woman with extensive genealogy inside the case.

3) Man with penciled pair of initials inside case and "Reading, Pa."

4) The ninth plate has an ad for Tyler &Co., Cincinnati "Thirty operators employed in making 800 Portraits daily, by a new German process connected with machinery, and the tripple [sic] Camera, which takes three likenesses at one sitting. Superior Daguerreotypes for 35 cents and upwards."

This is a donation from an anonymous midwest U.S. collector facilitated by Neil MacDonald of Rare Photo Gallery. Mr. MacDonald generously steered this collection to The Daguerreian Society rather than handle it himself. 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE DAGUERREIAN SOCIETY.

Absentee bidders: this is a box lot, so special packing fees apply. See the shipping terms for details.

NO RESERVE

ESTIMATE: $200-400


Lot 59: SILO BY CASEY WATERS

Half Plate Daguerreotype. Oversized Brass Mat. Uncased. Etched at bottom: 

"Captured in the Light." Signed in pencil on reverse "2/22/11" & "Casey Allen Waters."

Casey Waters had his first exhibition at Kim Iocovozzi's esteemed Art Gallery in Savannah, Georgia. Casey has also displayed a whopping 93 daguerreotypes on 'Cdags.org' (Contemporary Daguerreotypes) website, including a couple triptychs.  Casey also is the creator of a concept he calls "dagart" where he utilizes discarded daguerreotypes with no monetary or aesthetic value, and etches and hand-colors them into new creations.

NO RESERVE

ESTIMATE: $300-800