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Auction: The Philip Banham Collection of optical toys and stereoscopy / Exeter: 6 March 2019 (UPDATED)

Philip Banham collection of optical toys, optical prints, and stereoscopy including the Great Exhibition 1851 auction takes place at Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood in Exeter on 6 March. In addition to the areas covered in the title the 236 lot sale also includes photographs, albums, persistence of vision devices and related equipment and images. 

The auction has over 200 lots and includes some rare and unique pieces such as a rare stereoscopic daguerreotype of the visit of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Crystal palace (shown left), Sydenham, 20th April 1855.   As well as rare pieces like this there are a number of good examples of stereoscopes, stereo cards and optical toys and prints that have been collected over a fifty year period. 

For more information please contact Brian Goodison-Blanks 01392 413100

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