Bidders snap up photographic collection

NEW YORK – A June 16 sale by Everard & Company of Savannah, Ga., is a snapshot of success for the Eaton S. Lothrop Jr. photographic collection. The iGavel Auctions Associate Seller, sold 98 percent of the lots offered. The collection was one of the largest collections of cameras in private hands. The sale saw very competitive bidding from across the United States, Europe, Asia and the region of Australasia.

The highest lot sold was a Jide Ferrortype Camera, which sold for more than $4,400. This lot had 22 bids. The Edison Tropical Stereoscopic Hand Camera had 12 bids and sold for more than $3,300. Other highlights included the Eagle Camerascope, which sold for more than $2,700 with 19 bids, and the Montauk Hand Camera, which achieved a sale price of more than $1,400 with 14 bids. The Lothrop Collection Auction was comprised of nearly 400 lots of cameras and related material dating from the 1870s to the 2000s. This historic photographic collection included cameras from The United States, Germany, France, England and many other regions.

Lothrop (1930-2008) was one of the earliest collectors of photographic cameras, starting in the early 1960s. In 1968, he started the Photographic Collectors Newsletter which was the world’s first periodical on the subject, continuing until 1975. Lothrop had a particular interest in the box camera and amateur cameras and these were strongly represented in the collection.

The second part of the Lothrop Collection comprising his collection of photographs, photographic literature and research materials will be held in October 2010 on

Everard & Co is currently gathering additional consignments internationally for its next sale of cameras to be held alongside the Lothrop Collection. For further information or to discuss consigning contact Amanda Everard at 912-231-1376. Everard & Co is located in Savannah, Ga. For more information, contact them at or visit The full sale results are available online at is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. ?

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