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    Posted 10 years ago

    cokefan
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    I picked this up at a yard sale today. 5" x 7" tintype of a woman playing an unknown stringed instrument. Any help on the instrument, value, or anything at all is greatly appreciated.

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    1. cokefan, 10 years ago
      Thanks, I figured since you seem to know a lot, why not ask.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      That is a nice large tintype. It is odd sized-- a little smaller than a whole plate (6 1/2" X 8 1/2").

      Based on the clothing of the woman and size, I would date it to the late 1870s- 1880s.

      I cannot tell for certain, but it may be a copy image (photo of photo)-- there is a visible line along the left side and bottom. Does the photograph content extend beyond this line?

      Scott
    3. cokefan, 10 years ago
      I think it might have extended past the line. It was stored poorly in an old shed. This was framed in a cheap modern frame. The curtain looks like it goes past the line.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      If the image extends, then it should be an actual photo and not a copy image.

      It is a great subject matter for a tintype.

      Thanks for sharing.
    5. cokefan, 10 years ago
      Any idea of value?
    6. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Based off of condition, I think it would bring about $20- $35.

      Scott
    7. cokefan, 10 years ago
      Really?...............tintypes of men w/ banjos sell for over $100.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Musical related images are desirable, but the instrument makes a big difference.

      If she was holding a guitar you could probably double/ triple the price. A banjo would raise it considerably more than that!

      Scott
    9. cokefan, 10 years ago
      I understand that this photo is early for a mandolin though.

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