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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1930's Voyeur Abstractions



Nice details from a couple of voyeur photos from the 1930's.

Rare unpublished Photobooth Photo of Buck Jones



Sorry for the lack of recent posts! Went skiing for a week in Park City, Utah.

Here's a nice gem that was on eBay recently. I love finding unpublished shots of movie stars and other public figures. I have a nice candid shot of Woodrow Wilson that I swear could be used in a Ken Burns documentary that I got for like $5.00.

Anyways, here's a nice shot of cowboy star Buck Jones. In a photobooth no less!

Friday, February 6, 2009

1940's Photobooth Photo Stamps of "Sailor Bob"


Currently on eBay with collegeboy14.

Four Vintage Adidas Tennis Shoes

Hand carved head of a 19th Century Doll

Head of a 19th Century Limberjack


Cautionary tale:
One of many that got away...this one was a particularly painful one, since it wasn't a function of my usual underbidding, but instead because of a server failure with a snipe service (Yes, I am guilty of using one). This one was on eBay a few years ago and I had a very high bid ready to be placed at the last 6 seconds of the auction. Unfortunately, the bid was never placed. The good news is that it went to a great collecting friend, Mark Indursky, who runs Lost Found Art.

Mark is an expert in acquiring and grouping interesting vintage objects and can find pretty much anything. Check out his site!

Circa 1960's Carved Torso of a Woman