This remarkable one owner collection of American Civil War memorabilia was amassed by Bob Simpson during the 1970s-1980s. Many of the items were sourced direct from U.S. militaria dealers and collectors and have been identified and meticulously researched by Bob.
The collection is extremely eclectic and includes tintype and carte-de-visite photographs of soldiers, weaponry, uniform, accoutrements, documents and other ephemera.
The sale also includes a one owner collection of 100 lots of early photography, including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and photograph albums. Highlights include lot 186 a rare quarter-plate daguerreotype of ‘Barongarook’ homestead in the Otway ranges, circa 1875, estimate $400-600.
Wednesday 18 July 2012 9am – 8pm
Thursday 19 July 2012 10am – 4pm
Friday 20 July 2012 10am – 4pm
Saturday 21 July 2012 10am – 4pm
Tel: +61 (0) 3 8825 5625
Email: Taë Schmeisser