Photographica collectors set records in online auction


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As expected, the Exakta 66 cameras were the subject of significant interest. The prewar version, with provenance from the famous Aguila Collection, found its way to a new home for $2,804.51. Photo courtesy Auction Team Breker

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The professional magic lanternist's lantern, the so-called Pettibone "Peacock" from c. 1890, achieved a new record price of $10,721.50, while the German Jugendstil Mutoscope from a decade later also achieved a record price of $16,666.
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A French table stereo-viewer "Le Taxiphote" from 1915 (Lot 413) changed hands for $3,301
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A pair of original hand-coloured Nadar portrait photographs of a boy and girl in 18th century-style fancy dress,  c. 1865, (Lot 575) were acquired for a museum collection for $3,794.

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