Lifelong Collection Of Atlases Photo Albums CDV's Cab Cards Negatives Vintage For Sale

Lifelong Collection Of Atlases Photo Albums CDV's Cab Cards Negatives Vintage


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Lifelong Collection Of Atlases Photo Albums CDV's Cab Cards Negatives Vintage :
$380,000

This collection has been a lifelong pursuant of various interests. I have collected for over 35 years with heavy concentration from the mid 1980's to 2011. I have a 1300 square basement filled with atlases, binders full of vintage letters, hundreds of Civil War letters, thousands of photo albums, thousands of CDV 's, cabinet cards and negatives; glass and celluloid. There were instances in the past where I purchased complete collections (not for the last 15 years) and there were items that were of low value, too recent, or simply something I wasn't interested in. All of items like these were sold at sales within a short time. I am very specific with regard to what I collected.
Genealogy treasure trove.Health issues have delayed me being able to be around to supervise inspections and I have had to put off doing so twice. Two years ago I had interest from two different parties and it was clear that not enough time had been set aside to adequately inspect the inventory. What happened (I do not want to break the collection up and sell certain items to multiple parties) is I was offered to sell parts of the collection like photo albums, glass negatives, etc. I was not interested in doing so. The asking price is significantly less than my investment, and is priced accordingly. Included are complete collections from S.D. Bates, a minister that was President Garfield's Sunday school teacher. Included are hundreds of letters, many of the Civil War as well as diaries of a 100 plus days he traveled as a chaplain during the height of the Civil War. There are many other diaries and misc. ephemera, letters from soldiers and family, business and clergyman duties after the war, etc. I will be amending the listing as time goes on providing more details on items. ** I may have two Confederate Civil War letters, that's it.
The black folders on shelves are filled with thousands of stampless letters. Most that have been translated. Other items are original primary voting records relating to Lincoln in Illinois as well as thousands of celluloid negatives. As I referenced, I have many hand drawn sketches, maps ( nothing great regarding maps) and signed letters from poets such as Frost. Many of the black binders are from the estate of King Hostick, a well known Lincoln expert. ( Google his name ). Obviously, rows of photo albums are apparent. The square shelves as well as two other large bookcases are negatives. I considered linking a video from YouTube. Unfortunately, a video would take just as long for you to watch it as it would to examine the collection, which of course you would do to make an informed purchase. ** I added a binder of stampless letters. This is why there is an increase in the sales price.
If you have questions please email me. The same goes for additional photographs. Thank you.
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