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5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007 at 12:09 PM

Joann  (Login jmk59)

 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370004133004

I had these on my Watchlist and was dying for the auction to end so I could ask about it.

Any thoughts or comments? I don't know much about lantern slides (OK, I don't know ANYTHING about lantern slides), so is this a normal price for 5, or a normal price for 5 with a baseball theme?

Or was there something unusual in play in this auction? Condition? People in the slides? The only known Reach lantern slide?

J

(Tried to make the link shorter for screen-wrap purposes. I'll edit if it doesn't work.)

 
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barrysloate
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Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 1:28 PM 

I have seen these before, but unfortunately don't know what is a fair value. You have to assume since they were made of glass very few of them survived. They are beautiful images.

 
 

Dan Bretta
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Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 1:55 PM 

I'd say that's a good price for those slides...Not that I would have gone that high, but these completely slipped past me in a category that I normally search. Those are outstanding and I've not seen colorized glass slides of baseball from that era before. The Reach advertising slide is very cool.

 
 

Joann
(Login jmk59)

Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 2:05 PM 

@#%#@$%!!! Dang it Dan. I would have emailed you absolutely if I'd known you were interested - it would have been a chance to repay the favor of the many times you've alerted me to something I'd be interested in.

Not only that, but don't like outing auctions so I impatiently waited for it to close before I said anything. I guess that's another side of outing auctions I hadn't considered.

When I saw it I wondered if maybe there was someone significant in the mix, or maybe a game of significance.

I thought they were beautiful too, but had no idea of where they would fall price wise.

Joann

 
 

Dan Bretta
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Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 2:16 PM 

I wouldn't have bid that high on them anyway Joann so no big deal...The player is a Giants player but I don't recognize his face right off hand...also can't identify the batter. I think the park in the wide angle shot might be West Side Park in Chicago.

 
 

Joann
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Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 2:36 PM 

Someone emailed me thinking it was Joe McGinnity, but I ahven't had a chance to look up a picture to compare yet.

When I first saw the auction, I thought the single player might be "somebody" if for no other reason than that the image was so artfully and carefully presented they would have tried to do more than get a model in a uniform, or local sandlot player.

At $700 this went for about $140 per. Is that even close? Was the Reach panel more significant than the others?

I'm actually not all that interested in value or money (although I had considered bidding so getting a sense of that is helpful too). I'm framing the question as a money question but am really asking if one panel was more or less significant.

J

 
 

Dan Bretta
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Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 2:53 PM 

I believe the slide of the NY player, the shot of the batter/catcher/umpire and the Reach advertising made this lot easily worth what it sold for. It's hard to analyze though because ebay makes it impossible to tell who the underbidders are you can't analyze their bidding patterns to see if perhaps it was two guys who collect Reach items, two NY Giants fans, or what...Either way it was a fantastic lot of images.

 
 

Jerry Rucker
(Login TheBig6)

Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 3:02 PM 

I recently sold a 1914 Glass slide advertising a silent movie of Home Run Baker. Baker was on the slide in uniform. I think I got 275.00 for it. I think these slides went reasonabily, especially if the players can be identified. Hope this helps.
Jerry

 
 

davidcycleback
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Re: 5 Glass Lantern Slides on Ebay - Comments?

December 28 2007, 3:26 PM 

The price seemed fair. All baseball glass negatives are rare, and I've never seen that Reach before. It may be unique.

 
 
 
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