Collectable Rare Photos

This is a collection of uncommon, rare and unique collectable photos that we offer collectors. Each item has a "story" which is part of what makes the item so special and collectable.
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WWI Canadian CEF Machine Gun Corps MGC Photo c1916 England  Marlborough, Wiltshire, This very handsome studio portrait shows three men, perhaps family. The man on the left, wearing a medal ribbon, and wearing riding trousers, is a Sergeant of the MACHINE GUN CORPS (MGC) the man on the right is a Sergeant of the CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (CEF) significantly displayed are his three wound stripes. The older seated man, a Corporal, wears a General Service Cap Badge. $225 USD

WWI Canadian CEF Machine Gun Corps MGC Photo c1916 England Marlborough, Wiltshire, This very handsome studio portrait shows three men, perhaps family. The man on the left, wearing a medal ribbon, and wearing riding trousers, is a Sergeant of the MACHINE GUN CORPS (MGC) the man on the right is a Sergeant of the CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (CEF) significantly displayed are his three wound stripes. The older seated man, a Corporal, wears a General Service Cap Badge. $225 USD

Rare inscribed and  signed c1938 photo of AIR MARSHAL (AM) [Billy] Bishop. William A. “Billy” Bishop (1894-1956). 7” x 9 ¼” photograph of a painting of Bishop, mounted to 10 ¼” x 13 ¼” There is a small tear in the lower margin that is repaired on the reverse with tape, there is no show through.   This 1937 portrait of Honorary Air Marshal Bishop that was photographed was painted by Alphone Jongers (1872 - 1945), oil on canvas. $1,350 USD

Rare inscribed and signed c1938 photo of AIR MARSHAL (AM) [Billy] Bishop. William A. “Billy” Bishop (1894-1956). 7” x 9 ¼” photograph of a painting of Bishop, mounted to 10 ¼” x 13 ¼” There is a small tear in the lower margin that is repaired on the reverse with tape, there is no show through. This 1937 portrait of Honorary Air Marshal Bishop that was photographed was painted by Alphone Jongers (1872 - 1945), oil on canvas. $1,350 USD

c1911 Five Niagara Falls photos, all signed and or inscribed by Jennings at the reverse. Notes on the reverse of two of these prints give some details;  1) made with 8 x 10 fixed focus Aero camera  2) F11 speed 1500 f    Sharp from 5ft to clouds   8 x 10 feet  Interesting insight into the technical side of Jennings photography while at Niagara Falls. $650 USD

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Alexander Bell & Casey Baldwin 11 glass plate slides of early flights. Collection of 11 glass plate photos (plates measure 81mm x 100mm) in this collection with all in fine condition except "June Bug" with two cracks. These 1907-1909 glass plates photographs are of early flights and aircraft related to the Aerial Experiment Association, Alexander Graham Bell and his colleagues including Casey Baldwin.  Only available as part of the Baldwin collection set, $12,000 USD

Alexander Bell & Casey Baldwin 11 glass plate slides of early flights. Collection of 11 glass plate photos (plates measure 81mm x 100mm) in this collection with all in fine condition except "June Bug" with two cracks. These 1907-1909 glass plates photographs are of early flights and aircraft related to the Aerial Experiment Association, Alexander Graham Bell and his colleagues including Casey Baldwin. Only available as part of the Baldwin collection set, $12,000 USD

27 Ontario (Peterboro) Canada cdv photo album & photo's c1870's  5" X 6" Photo album form the 1870's with 25 CDV'S and 2 tintypes of people from the Peterboro area. (at least the photos taken in Peterboro). Some of the Photographers named:  • J. Little, George Street. Peterboro  • Jas. Little, Artist & Photographer, Peterboro, Ont.  • R. Smith Photographer, Peterboro • Thomas Esterbrook Artist & Photographer, George Street, Peterboro  $330 USD

27 Ontario (Peterboro) Canada cdv photo album & photo's c1870's 5" X 6" Photo album form the 1870's with 25 CDV'S and 2 tintypes of people from the Peterboro area. (at least the photos taken in Peterboro). Some of the Photographers named: • J. Little, George Street. Peterboro • Jas. Little, Artist & Photographer, Peterboro, Ont. • R. Smith Photographer, Peterboro • Thomas Esterbrook Artist & Photographer, George Street, Peterboro $330 USD

These  one hundred thirty one (131) stereo photographs, all black and white and all 3 1/2” x 7”, were taken by F.B. Nightingale in 1920 and 1921 in China at  He has photographs from Changan (2), Hangchow(45), Harmen(3), Ningpo(1), Palawoo(1), Pu-Tu(14), Shanghai(12), and Soochow(53).  Thus he may have been based in Soochow.  Nightingale identified the subject, noted the location, and made lengthy comments in manuscript on the verso of every stereo photograph. $12,000 USD

These one hundred thirty one (131) stereo photographs, all black and white and all 3 1/2” x 7”, were taken by F.B. Nightingale in 1920 and 1921 in China at He has photographs from Changan (2), Hangchow(45), Harmen(3), Ningpo(1), Palawoo(1), Pu-Tu(14), Shanghai(12), and Soochow(53). Thus he may have been based in Soochow. Nightingale identified the subject, noted the location, and made lengthy comments in manuscript on the verso of every stereo photograph. $12,000 USD

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