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Posted 6 years ago


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any ideas on these, maybe who they are, they are in nice condition for thier age, next posting will be close ups, any information would be nice even what they are worth, thanks for looking :)

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  1. HistoryChef HistoryChef, 6 years ago
    Can't tell if they are Dags, or ambrotypes; do you know? They are wonderful! Thanks for posting...
  2. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 6 years ago
    I believe they are ambrotypes, but not for sure :)
  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Nice mid 19th century images. They would all date from about 1855- 1870. I don't see any dags-- they all look like tintypes or ambrotypes.

    Size makes a difference in values. I would assume that most are sixth plates about 3 1/4" X 2 3/4". These typically bring about $8- $15 on ebay.

    The smaller image would bring more since it is in a full thermoplastic case. Most of the value would come from the case. It is hard to evaluate without a photograph of the outside. Condition also plays big part on these cases. If it is exellent shape and a typical geometric case, you are probably looking at $25- $45. If it is an unusual/ rare case then the price may be significantly higher.

    If these images are larger than what they appear the value would also increase.

  4. Deanteaks Deanteaks, 6 years ago
    thanks :) for the info
  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    If you post some more photographs of the thermoplastic case-- I can provide you with some more information.


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