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MessageSorry, no comments, just a test . . . my server doesn't seem to be cooperating.And I wanted to welcome Twanda to the group - what are you wearing?mz MessageThere is a second sale taking place on 26 March 2009 at 11am. Details in due course and an online catalogue, no doubt, at www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of harkabee
Sent: 27 November 2008 23:18
Subject: [woodandbrass] The Gardiner Houlgate auction today
I went to the auction today, thought you might like a brief report.
Lots of W&B there, though much quite tatty. Prices were fairly low,
and maybe only about half the items sold. I think they will be back in
March, with lower estimates. There were still good items; the star of
the show was Lot 169, a Ross sliding-box wet-plate camera, two lenses,
all very nice, which went for GBP2500. The Talbot & Eamer (167) was
GBP240, the Goerz Anschutz mahogany box camera (160) went for GBP1050.
The two big studio cameras went for 240 & 300 pounds. Most other W&B
cameras were either unsold, or below or in the lower range of
estimate. Lot 115, a small, simple and very light field camera by Shew
did well at GBP130, but would not have done so well without the
nameplate, I suspect.
Lenses did quite well, though many had been poorly stored
and had fungus and corrosion. The three B&L lenses (lot 45) were the
star here, reaching GBP210, compared to an estimate of 20-40.
My own most interesting buy was a nice mahogany half-plate, in
beautiful wood, by Mason (lot 144) with shutter, darkslides, cases,
tripod, and lenses for both mono and stereo, all for GBP360. Mason is
a very uncommon make. I also bought the teak Gandolfi (lot 142) for
GBP85 - a strange camera which the assembled company could not
adequately explain. The very thick front assembly has a built-in
pneumatic shutter which opens large internal barn-doors; I haven't
tried it yet! Some accused it of not being a Gandolfi at all, despite
the nameplate - but the name is also stamped into the wood.
I hope this raises a little interest in these credit crunch days. We
are down but not out!
- Hi,have just learnt that Geoff Walker was killed in the Buck fires in Victoria.while he did not collect cameras, he was one of the great CDV collectors.he was a great collector, and he would often ship me a bundle of CDV's to go though for my research...Such a sad loss.On 06/02/2009, at 10:25 PM, Michael Pritchard wrote: