Basic Information and Consigning
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The Daguerreian Society holds a 19th-century Photography Auction in conjunction with its Annual Conference.  This year's auction will be on the evening of Saturday, September 15th, 2018, immediately following the banquet dinner. This year marks the second time that bidders will be able to use the Internet to bid live against the floor bidders. There is also always an exciting silent auction during the conference program.  Look for more details on the auction itself under the web site's auction tab about a month prior to the auction.

CONSIGNMENTS. Quality consignments are welcomed.  We are especially looking for consignments that will realize a hammer price of $2,500 or more.

DONATIONS. All donations are welcome. Donations with a value of $500 or more will be placed in the live auction. All other donations will be acknowledged and will be placed in the silent auction. 

We encourage photographic-related material in all formats, and from all time periods, particularly items relating to 19th-century photography and its processes.  Often contemporary art photographs that use antiquarian processes are included in the auction.

TERMS FOR CONSIGNMENTS: We are very selective regarding consignments, to ensure a quality auction and reasonable estimates. Our purpose is to raise needed money for the Society and provide entertainment and quality images for its membership. Please send scans and/or descriptions of proposed consignments to Greg French at or call 1-617-522-3610.

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

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

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

BUY-IN FEE OF 5%. This only applies to items auctioned with reserves that are applied and not met. The normal buy-in fee for lots unsold is 5% of the reserve, for instance if a consignor reserves an item for $3,000 and it is unsold, the fee will be $150. The auction has an extremely high sell through rate.

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