Old Plates


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.
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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