Antique Camera Appraisal for Gallery 63 and an Appearance on Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings
Recently Phil (our camera expert) had the opportunity to share his camera expertise and appraise an old 19th century field camera for Paul Brown at the countries most storied auction house Gallery 63 and appear on his great Discovery Channel Program “Auction Kings”.
Gallery 63 is located at 4577 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30342
Phil reports that the Gallery 63 Auction House is one of the busiest he has been to and he enjoyed sharing his knowledge of 19th Century Dry Plate Field Cameras aka Chambre De Voyage or Reisekameras.
“Meeting Paul at Gallery 63 was awesome, and it was my great pleasure to appraise this fine antique camera. The camera in question was an interesting antique French Dry Plate Field Camera which had a desirable Hermagis Lens made around 1891 based on the inscribed serial number and a Red Bellows, however, no makers mark could be found on the camera itself. Based on the wood (appeared to be Walnut), brass cabinet type handle and colorful red bellows the camera is typical of a 1890 -1930s French Field Camera. Most of these cameras were nameless and made in the Alsace Region of France by cabinet makers during their off-season to keep bread on the table. I appraised the camera at $350 (the camera sold for $550 at the auction).”
Check out the next airing of the episode where we appraise the 19th Century French Field Camera:
Aug 30, 8:30 pm (30 minutes)
Auction Kings – Civil War Treasures/19 C. Camera – TV-PG, CC
The Gallery 63 crew gets a Civil War history lesson when they take in an infantry captain’s diaries and letters as well as a telescope that could be the rarest object the Gallery has ever sold. A collector also brings in a functioning 19th-century camera.