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#1 Bazza


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:21 AM

Beloved Brethren,


Here is one for the photo enthusiasts:



The description is very lengthy so to whet interest I'll just post the introductory words plus selected excerpts:



Description: This archive is a lifelong collection of the consignor who has a publishing company and had hoped to publish photo history books utilizing images from this incredible archive. This dream never came to fruition and a change in life has instead led to the consignment of this treasured photoarchive. Archive consists of about 33,000 vintage and first generation photographic prints and 18,900 negatives, over 500 slides. Also included are five 8mm newsreel films, one 16mm newsreel film (original German newsreel footage of Fallshirmjager troops parachuting into Holland), 25 stereo-cards and miscellaneous ephemera belonging to photographers whose work is now preserved in this photoarchive including letters, correspondence and military service records.


Many negatives included in this archive are large format and glass plates. Virtually all of the archive has been researched for the historical content, placed in acid free archival sleeves and boxes and labeled. All the 8x10 custom-made, wet-process prints were made by the consignor who has had fifty years of experience working in photo darkrooms


Vintage photos and negatives all taken by Marine tanker John Quas on Iwo Jima


Scenes from India, Burma, Suez Canal taken by WWII Signal corps photographer Robert W. Lavelle with two books of his negatives, truly excellent photographs and 200 1st generation 8x10 custom prints.


Over 1,000 sample images and a brief description of the contents are shown in our on-line catalog. Prospective bidders should examine this archive in person. CONDITION: Very good to fine overall. There are images that have damage, though vast majority are fine. Interested parties should examine lot in person. 52429-1


WW2 Japanese related images are also listed and I'll leave reading those to the particularly interested.


Good luck to any bidders.  This looks like an absolutely fantastic opportunity.


Best regards,


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