Old Plates

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Billy, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Billy

    Billy TPF Noob!

    Mar 11, 2006
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    About 30 years ago I use to go shooting on the local tip, on one occasion I found a box full of glass plates about 4"x3", the backside of the glass seemed to be white like chalk.
    When you held them up to the light they were a series of pictures showing the building of Blackpool Tower right from the very beginning.
    Does anyone know the approx age? Please don't tell me they are valuable because I never kept them which I now regret.

  2. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental We're supposed to post photos?

    Nov 8, 2004
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    Where am I now?

    The tower was completed in 1894.
    The actual value would depend upon a number of things - if they were original pictures or lantern-slide copies, for one.
    Everything like this is collectable - but you would need a specialist to give you a valuation.

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