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The Philip Banham Collection of Optical Toys, Optical Prints and Stereoscopic including the Great Exhibition of 1851

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood Live Webcast Auction 06 Mar 2019 10:00 GMT

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  • 09:00 GMT - 12:00 GMT
  • 09:00 GMT - 17:15 GMT
  • 09:00 GMT - 17:15 GMT

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  • St. Edmund's Court
  • Okehampton Street
  • Exeter
  • EX4 1DU
  • United Kingdom

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Outdoor Stereoscopic Ambrotype:,

Lot 61

Outdoor Stereoscopic Ambrotype:, an interesting and excellent example of these rare stereoscopic ambrotypes showing an outdoor scene of a young b...

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A rare stereoscopic daguerreotype of the Visit of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie with Queen

Lot 62

A rare stereoscopic daguerreotype of the Visit of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Crystal Palace, Sydenh...

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A rare stereoscopic daguerreotype:- Crystal Place at Sydenham:,

Lot 63

A rare stereoscopic daguerreotype:- Crystal Place at Sydenham:, showing a view from the Grand Terrace with a water tower to the distance, arched p...

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A group of twenty eight stereoscope photographs of Crystal Place at Sydenham:,

Lot 64

A group of twenty eight stereoscope photographs of Crystal Place at Sydenham:, the majority on thin grey or off-white card mounts by T R Williams ...

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Two hand painted panoramic magic lantern slides of the Royal Carriage Procession to the opening of

Lot 65

Two hand painted panoramic magic lantern slides of the Royal Carriage Procession to the opening of the Great Exhibition in 1851:, one depicting t...

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Stereoscope Viewer.

Lot 66

Stereoscope Viewer. A late 19th century walnut table top Achromatic stereoscopic viewer by R&J Beck London:, the double section lift up top enc...

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Zoetrope.

Lot 67

Zoetrope. : A Victorian 'Wheel of Life' Zoetrope by the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Co:, the 12 inch Russian lacquer drum with base card ...

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Shadow Puppet.

Lot 68

Shadow Puppet. A Javanese 'wayang kulit' shadow puppet of Setyatid:, the hand coloured cut hide puppet with bamboo rods for articulated movement...

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Stereoscope Viewer : A mahogany and lacquered brass tabletop achromatic stereoscope by R & J Beck,

Lot 69

Stereoscope Viewer : A mahogany and lacquered brass tabletop achromatic stereoscope by R & J Beck, Cornhill, London, number 2917:, with rack and ...

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A group of nineteen monochrome stereoscopic diapositive glass slides:,

Lot 70

A group of nineteen monochrome stereoscopic diapositive glass slides:, mostly by Ferrier & Sourier comprising Continental topographical views, in...

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A late Victorian walnut magnifier/stereoscope viewer:,

Lot 71

A late Victorian walnut magnifier/stereoscope viewer:, with 5 inch magnifier and folding adjustable stand, 8cm x17cm x27cm.

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A Victorian brass and ivory inlaid photograph/CDV album:, inscribed 'C Etty' to cover.

Lot 72

A Victorian brass and ivory inlaid photograph/CDV album:, inscribed 'C Etty' to cover.

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A Victorian brass and leather bound photograph album:, containing sixty carte de visite photographs,

Lot 73

A Victorian brass and leather bound photograph album:, containing sixty carte de visite photographs, all family portraits with pencil annotation.

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Photograph Album : containing 50 carte de visite photographs,

Lot 74

Photograph Album : containing 50 carte de visite photographs, contemporary embossed red morocco with brass fittings and clasps, oblong 4to, c1860s...

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Photograph Album : containing 50 carte de visite photographs,

Lot 75

Photograph Album : containing 50 carte de visite photographs, contemporary brown bevelled morocco with brass corners, defective clasps, 4to, c1860...

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Photograph Album : containing 38 carte de visite photographs,

Lot 76

Photograph Album : containing 38 carte de visite photographs, contemporary morocco backed mother of pearl covers with brass clasp, small 4to, c186...

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Carte de Visite : ebony viewer with circular 7 cms magnifying lens, 135 x 90 mm, c1860s.

Lot 77

Carte de Visite : ebony viewer with circular 7 cms magnifying lens, 135 x 90 mm, c1860s.* includes two cards

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A family group of three daguerreotypes in red leather cases:,

Lot 78

A family group of three daguerreotypes in red leather cases:, comprising individual portraits of a father, mother and daughter, together with a sm...

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Stereo Viewer.

Lot 79

Stereo Viewer. : A mirror stereoscope by Smith Beck and Beck, mahogany body with two brass achromatic lenses, rack and pinion focus, holding handl...

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Stereo Viewer : An inlaid walnut Brewster type stereoscope viewer,

Lot 80

Stereo Viewer : An inlaid walnut Brewster type stereoscope viewer, with hinged front with magnifier and ground glass screen.

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A late 19th century 'La Praxinoscope' by E C Reynaud:,

Lot 81

A late 19th century 'La Praxinoscope' by E C Reynaud:, the central drum with an arrangement of 12 mirrors, paper label as per title to the top, ra...

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Photograph Album : containing cabinet photographs neatly mounted on illuminated leaves,

Lot 82

Photograph Album : containing cabinet photographs neatly mounted on illuminated leaves, contemporary embossed red morocco, 4to, c1860s

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Glogau, Charles - Le Modele Feminin : 101 Etudes en Phototypie - photographic nude studies,

Lot 83

Glogau, Charles - Le Modele Feminin : 101 Etudes en Phototypie - photographic nude studies, faux leather boards, folio, a good example, c1880s.

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"Photographic Groups of Eminent Personages" : [so titled on the upper cover] an album in concertina

Lot 84

"Photographic Groups of Eminent Personages" : [so titled on the upper cover] an album in concertina format, containing five large photographs illu...

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Tinted photographs : A set of " Velvotint " powder colours for tinting photographic prints,

Lot 85

Tinted photographs : A set of " Velvotint " powder colours for tinting photographic prints, contained within lidded mahogany box, J. Barnard & Son...

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A 19th century Chinese brass shadow ball:,

Lot 86

A 19th century Chinese brass shadow ball:, the pierce work bird and fauna engraved ball enclosing a gimballed oil lamp, 8cm diameter* Notes Ofte...

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Camera Lucida : brass body, prism and clamp,

Lot 87

Camera Lucida : brass body, prism and clamp, contained within original velvet lined morocco covered case 210 mm long, A. Abraham, Liverpool.

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Lithophane Light Box : large lithophane plaque 215 x 165 mm,

Lot 88

Lithophane Light Box : large lithophane plaque 215 x 165 mm, set into a wooden box (converted to an electric lamp), depicting two grandly dressed ...

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Kaleidoscope : wooden paper covered tube containing green glass pieces, 17cm high,

Lot 89

Kaleidoscope : wooden paper covered tube containing green glass pieces, 17cm high, together with 'Pyramid' kaleidoscope (2).

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An early Brewster stereoscopic viewer by Negretti and Zambra:,

Lot 90

An early Brewster stereoscopic viewer by Negretti and Zambra:, circa 1850s/60s with two brass eye pieces (one detached), covered in morocco leathe...

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Stereo Viewer.

Lot 91

Stereo Viewer. : A black papier-mache Brewster style viewer, inlaid with mother of pearl, hinged front with ground glass screen.

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Stereo Viewer.

Lot 92

Stereo Viewer. : A mahogany and brass Brewster pattern stereoscopic viewer, hinged front with magnifier, ground glass screen, one eye piece and le...

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Stereo Viewer.

Lot 93

Stereo Viewer. : Brewster pattern, hand held burr walnut with ebony and copper screw focusing lenses, hinged front with magnifier, ground glass sc...

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Stereo Viewer.

Lot 94

Stereo Viewer. : A rosewood and brass Brewster pattern stereoscopic viewer, with hinged front with magnifier and ground glass screen.

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A Victorian ' Ship's Wheel Kaleidoscope,':, by the London Stereoscopic Company,

Lot 95

A Victorian ' Ship's Wheel Kaleidoscope,':, by the London Stereoscopic Company, with brass turning piece, imitation fish skin covered body contain...

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Lithophane.

Lot 96

Lithophane. : A hand tinted lithophane depicting two ladies and a dog in a rural setting, 180 x 145 mm.

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Zoetrope.

Lot 97

Zoetrope. A collection of eight zoetrope cards by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company:, comprising No.4 'Headwork', No.12' Nobody's Lit...

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A French anamorphic print of Queen Victoria:, highlighted in colours, inscribed lower right 'Lith,

Lot 98

A French anamorphic print of Queen Victoria:, highlighted in colours, inscribed lower right 'Lith,Walter Fres.r. Paradis Pre 28'. 17cm x 20 cm, t...

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Four late 19th century French handcoloured lithograph anamorphic discs:, comprising a fireman,

Lot 99

Four late 19th century French handcoloured lithograph anamorphic discs:, comprising a fireman, 16cm x 19.5cm, a drunk, 16.5cm x 20cm, a woman with...

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A 19th century polychrome engraving of a woman and child at a table with a zograsope:, unsigned,

Lot 100

A 19th century polychrome engraving of a woman and child at a table with a zograsope:, unsigned, framed and glazed, 22cm x 18.5cm. ...

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Megalithoscope.

Lot 101

Megalithoscope. : Two linen backed photographic prints of Venice, in wooden frames, 350 x 260 mm, late 19th century.

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Protean & Transformation Prints.

Lot 102

Protean & Transformation Prints. : 'Spooner Protean views No 14, Alloway Kirk with Burns Monument, Changing to the scene of Tam O' Shanter and the...

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G W's Transparencies 'Fisherman's Hut':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W,

Lot 103

G W's Transparencies 'Fisherman's Hut':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W, Morgan 64 Hatton Garden, transformation hand colour...

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G W's Transparencies 'French Smuggler's':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W,

Lot 104

G W's Transparencies 'French Smuggler's':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W, Morgan 64 Hatton Garden, transformation hand colo...

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G W's Transparencies 'Smuggler's cave':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W,

Lot 105

G W's Transparencies 'Smuggler's cave':, London, Published by Reeves & Sons , Cheapside and W, Morgan 64 Hatton Garden, transformation hand colou...

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A late Victorian relief platinum print portrait photograph by N J Toolseley:,

Lot 106

A late Victorian relief platinum print portrait photograph by N J Toolseley:, depicting a woman in hat , cape and scarf, signed in ink lower righ...

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A 19th century hand cut paper transformation silhouette of figures in boats on a lake:,

Lot 107

A 19th century hand cut paper transformation silhouette of figures in boats on a lake:, brown and white paper layered to produce a day/night trans...

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Theatre Optique : coloured theatre bill for the 'Pantomimes Lumineuses Theatre Optique, Paris,

Lot 108

Theatre Optique : coloured theatre bill for the 'Pantomimes Lumineuses Theatre Optique, Paris, 1892; and one other related.(2)*Notes- perhaps the ...

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Wilson, G.

Lot 109

Wilson, G. W - Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery : Edinburgh - 12 original mounted photographs, org. green cloth, 4to, A. Marion, London...

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Grundy,

Lot 110

Grundy, William - Sunshine in the Country : embellished with photographs from nature - 20 original mounted photographs, org. cloth, 4to, Richard G...

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Bedford, Francis - The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.

Lot 111

Bedford, Francis - The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc. A series of forty-eight photographs : org. blue gilt cloth, contents co...

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Photograph Album : containing 24 carte de visite photographs,

Lot 112

Photograph Album : containing 24 carte de visite photographs, contemporary ivory and morocco with brass clasps, contents becoming detached from bi...

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A hand coloured lithograph peep show slide 'Le Tunnel (Londres)':, 14.5 x 9.5 cm.

Lot 113

A hand coloured lithograph peep show slide 'Le Tunnel (Londres)':, 14.5 x 9.5 cm.

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A Victorian watercolour on ivory portrait of parents bathing an infant:, unsigned,

Lot 114

A Victorian watercolour on ivory portrait of parents bathing an infant:, unsigned, glazed and mounted in a red leather Union case, subject size10...

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Photograph : a framed oval portrait of a seated man, mid-nineteenth century.

Lot 115

Photograph : a framed oval portrait of a seated man, mid-nineteenth century.

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A cased daguerrotype of a seated woman:,

Lot 116

A cased daguerrotype of a seated woman:, dressed in a white bonnet and black dress within an arched gilt frame in a red leather case, subject size...

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Photo-Micro Photographs : Two Victorian glass micro-dot slides - 'The Leviathan' and 'Duke of

Lot 117

Photo-Micro Photographs : Two Victorian glass micro-dot slides - 'The Leviathan' and 'Duke of Wellington'.*Notes- After the success of the Great ...

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Erotic Stereo Cards : Le Lever de la Parisienne',

Lot 118

Erotic Stereo Cards : Le Lever de la Parisienne', 6 tissue stereo cards in original box with printed paper label, B. K. Paris.

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Stereo Cards : 'Le Grand Duchesse de Gerolstein'- 6 tissue stereo cards in original decorative

Lot 119

Stereo Cards : 'Le Grand Duchesse de Gerolstein'- 6 tissue stereo cards in original decorative slipcase.*Notes fine condition

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Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) French Actress:,

Lot 120

Bernhardt, Sarah (1844-1923) French Actress:, a signed sepia photograph depicting the actress as Theodora, an unusual version with both arms spre...

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