Antique Victorian Photograph
Darlene asks: What can you tell me about the value of this antique victorian photograph?
AW says: This is a turn of the 20th century photo in a beautiful walnut frame. The documentation you’ve sent with it serves to identify the subjects. But from research I’ve done, the people in the photograph are not historically important to collectors.
While Ceaser Montanelli is certainly a significant figure in the world of agriculture, this does not spill over into the world of antique photographs.
If the couple were doing something other than only posing for this photograph, it could have more value.
The frame is lovely, and some may be interested in a picture like this for period costume reference.
Retail value: $125
Wholesale value $50
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Antique Photo Album
The antique photograph album has 150 pictures in it. Seventy of them are tintypes and the remainder are cabinet card photos. The people in the pictures are mostly local to Gloucester, MA. Below many of the photos
There are no known major historic personalities. Nor are there any “occupational” or sporting photographs which would add value to the album.
Each photo or tintype is approximately 2″x4″ and in good condition.
There are always variables when conducting an appraisal on items that contain many pieces and this photo album is a perfect example. For example, extensive research could reveal one of the photos to be of a historically important person. Barring that, here are my values.
Retail value: $225
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