sell guirault de prangey

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  • #7744

    messager
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    hi

    i live in france and and i want sell maybe one or two dague of guirault de prangey.

    If you are interessting to receive of photo, mail me

    thanks

    sebastien

    #10579

    greg7mdp
    Moderator

    Sure, I’d be interested to see the photos.

    greg

    #10646

    dagmkn
    Participant

    hello,

    i would like to see the images, if they are still for sale.

    thank you, casey

    #10648

    greg7mdp
    Moderator

    Sorry, Casey, you are too late, I already purchased them. There were 23 bare plates in an old plate box, 6th plate size. Since I didn’t pay very much for the lot,and the plates are heavily tarnished (the views on them can barely be discerned), I will repolish them for my own use (silver plating is so expensive these days).

    #10650

    Pobboravsky
    Participant

    Hi Greg,

    None of my business but — please consider tarnish removal first — you can always polish them if the images are hopeless. They may have important historical value.

    I shouldn’t be speaking for Mike Robinson but he has a good tarnish removal method and perhaps you can discuss it with him and see what he thinks.

    Best wishes,

    Irv

    #10651

    greg7mdp
    Moderator

    Hi Irv,

     

    Here is the box with the plates in it.

     

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    #10653

    greg7mdp
    Moderator

    Actually, I was just kidding around. Only in my wildest dreams could I find such a treasure, and of course I would not proceed to destroy it. I am a little bit upset that you thought me capable of this… ok you are forgiven.

    The plate box above is actually a box of plates from Girault de Prangey, which was discovered in a Swiss museum a few years ago. This museum published a wonderful book in 2009 (Miroirs d’Argent) which is now selling used for $90+ on abebooks (http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&tn=miroirs+d%27argent&x=0&y=0). I highly recommend it.

    I have enjoyed Mike’s presentation at the last symposium about the restoration he did on some rare daguerreotypes, and would definitely consider him foremost were I ever to find a treasure.

    greg

    #10655

    Pobboravsky
    Participant

    Hi Greg,

    Your argument for re-using the plates was so persuasive that I was ready to offer to swap new plates for your old ones. Just like the story of Aladdin’s Lamp – New lamps for old.

    I apologize for even thinking you were serious. Please assume that I was/am mentally affected by sniffing too much mercury.

    Irv

    #10657

    greg7mdp
    Moderator

    Ah, I’m glad you didn’t offer to swap the plates, Irv, you know that nothing good happened to the African magician in Aladin’s story. I must be mentally affected as well for making such bad jokes. Just this mysterious email from France about Girault de Prangey plates for sale really got me going.

    By the way I never heard back from the guy!

    All the best,

    greg

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