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Nino Francesco Manci's Blog – March 2011 Archive (1)

Daguerreotype or Ambrotype images on Ebay

Following on from the posting discussion the so-called Dodgson daguerreotype, I would like to discuss a present day problem which exists with internet sales of images. How often have we seen Daguerreotypes mislabeled as Ambrotypes (yet never in my experience the other way around)? This is sometimes the innocent mistake by a general seller who would not easily distinguish between the two, but have heard the name Daguerreotype used on similar items. This kind of seller will be most happy to…

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Added by Nino Francesco Manci on March 22, 2011 at 1:30 — 1 Comment

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