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Auction: Mike Simkin Magic Lantern Collection / 7 July 2016

This remarkable collection grew from Mike Simkin’s fascination with the pre-cinema moving image, with many fine rarities in every area: optical toys, magic lanterns, illuminants, books, catalogues and ephemera rounded off by the huge slide collection. Predominantly mahogany-mounted and hand-painted, it encompasses Isaac Knott Royal Polytechnic sets, Henry Langdon Childe chromatropes, dissolve sets, story sets and a multitude of mechanical slides, with many by Carpenter & Westley in all categories.

The Collection will be offered for auction in lots on 7 July 2016 by Special Auction Services. The printed and online catalogue is now available and can be seen online here: 

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