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Lot 286

A large collection of stereoscope slides, 19th and 20th century, by various makers and...

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Lot 286

A large collection of stereoscope slides, 19th and 20th century, by various makers and...

Price Realised: £656

Estimate: £400 - £600

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 286


A large collection of stereoscope slides, 19th and 20th century, by various makers and publishers such as American Stereoscopic Co., Underwood & Underwood, and British & Foreign Stereoscopic View Co.,  together with a small collection of carte-de-visite, a brass mounted walnut achromatic stereoscope by Smith Beck, & Beck, 19th century, the eyepieces marked SMITH BECK & BECK / ACHROMATIC / STEREOSCOPE / 51 CORNHILL, LONDON, inverting into storage case, 13.5cm high, 21.1cm wide, 18.3cm deep; a brass mounted mahogany achromatic stereoscope, inverting into storage case, numbered 1647, 13.5cm high, 21cm wide, 18.3cm deep; a walnut and ebonised hand-held carte-de-visite viewer, 48.5cm high; and an Edwardian tinplate Rotoscope 'Pocket Folding Stereoscope', in original box with stereoscope cards, RD 393617 for 1903, and a walnut box (lot)  

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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