Case18. Double-ninth plate thermoplastic case, Children Playing with Toys (Krainik 559). Contained within are two ambrotypes. Case is by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. The ambrotype of the woman has a mat with “V.W. Goodwin” on it. Case is worn, with many nicks and a chipped area around the left clasp. $135

           
Case26.
Sixth-plate thermoplastic case, Beehive, Grain, and Farm Tools (Krainik 121) with daguerreotype of mother and two children. Case is by Littlefield, Parsons, & Co. There are a few nicks and chips at corners and along sides but general image area is fine. Hinges and clasp are fine. Image has some tarnish, is resealed and reglassed. $135

              
Case32.
A.P. Critchlow & Co., Improved Riveted Hinge. Patented Oct. 14, 1856, and April 21, 1857. Oval thermoplastic case, 2″ x 1 .75,” Children at the Fence (Berg 1-175). With daguerreotype of young man with original seals intact. Case is worn and chipped, without velvet pad, but quite uncommon.. Obtained in Chester, NY, Jan. ’09. Fair. $150

        
Case34.
A.P. Critchlow & Co., Manufacturers of Daguerreotype Cases. A.P.C. & Co. are the Original Inventors of the Composition for the Union Case, (so called,) including all the various shades of color and fineness of texture peculiar to their manufacture and of the Embracing Riveted Hinges, thus securing them from breaking out as do others that are inserted with or without a metal brace. Hinge Patented Oct. 14, 1856. In that the second patent date is missing from this printing of the paper insert, one might surmise that it was produced after Oct. 14, 1856 but prior to April 27, 1857. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case Roger de Coverly and the Gypsies Fortune 1 (Berg 1-37). Case is in fine condition, tight and strong, without nicks or cracks except is missing velvet pad. This case is black as opposed to the Case33 which is brown. There is an excellent and clean daguerreotype housed in the case, with its original seals intact. Obtained in Bklyn, NY, Jan. ’09. VG+ $395


Case37.
Push-button pebbled leather case with mat and glass. Case measures 5 3/4″ x 4 3/4,” fits images 5 1/8″ x 4 1/8.” VG. $200


Case43.
Sixth-plate octagonal thermoplastic case Game of Chess (Berg 1-122), manufactured by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. VG. $150

case53  
Case53. Full-plate leather push button case. Holds 8.5″ x 6.5″ image. VG. $650


Case55.
Double-sixth plate thermoplastic case (Berg 2-3, Bowl of Flowers), Littlefield, Parsons, & Co. Corners are sharp, one small nick along one side. Housed within are a pair of tintypes of an elderly couple. VG. $200

Union Case-Rebekah at the Well with Ruby Ambrotype Union Case-Rebekah at the Well with Ruby Ambrotype Union Case-Rebekah at the Well with Ruby Ambrotype
Case60. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-85, Rebekah at the Well) with attractive, tinted ruby ambrotype of mother and two children. E. $350

Union Case-Clam Shell with Tintype of Hunters Union Case-Clam Shell with Tintype of Hunters Union Case-Clam Shell with Tintype of Hunters
Case61. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 2-67, Clam Shell) with tintype of gentlemen hunters with weapons and canes. In back of case is written “Feb. 4, 1855″ and has the printed line “Patent applied for.” Case hinge is loose and there is a chip at top. G. $300

Thermoplastic Frame Thermoplastic Frame
Case62. Thermoplastic Frame measuring 8″ x 7″ currently holding 4 ninth-plate ambrotypes. Display opening is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4.” There is a crack on the top right visible on the back but otherwise this is solid and in very good condition. $400

Civil War Soldier Tintype, Union Case Civil War Soldier Tintype, Union Case
CWTT45. Quarter-plate tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle and bayonet before scenic backdrop. Housed in thermoplastic case (Berg 1-19, Union and Constitution). VG. $450

Navy Man Ambrotype  Navy Man Ambrotype  Navy Man Ambrotype
Amb100. A.P. Trott, [Boston]. The image is backed with the business card of this photographer. The mat is stamped “McElroy” in lower left corner. Sixth-plate ambrotype of a Navy man, housed in a thermoplastic wall frame, chipped at lower right corner. VG. $850

Mascher's Improved Stereoscope  Mascher's Improved Stereoscope
Case63. Quarter-plate Mascher’s Improved Stereoscope case. One side of the thermoplastic case is Berg 1-33, The Lord’s  Prayer and the other side is Berg 1-45, Lyre in Wide Portal. The case is in excellent condition with sharp corners. Paper photos are housed in the mat. The children are identified on the backs of the images as from the Messer family, London, December 1900. This was the way this case was obtained. E. $425

Quarter-Plate Union Case  Quarter-Plate Union Case  Quarter-Plate Union Case
Case66. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-45, Lyre in the Wide Portal (rare)), variant. With ambrotype identified behind image as “Little Freddie Gilman, Taken July 1856 when he was 8 months old.” There is also a poem written in case.  Case is by S. Peck & Co., New Haven, Conn. Case is in excellent condition. $450

Quarter-Plate Union Case  Quarter-Plate Union Case  Quarter-Plate Union Case
Case68. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-17, Geometric), with daguerreotype of man. Case is in excellent condition. $400

Oreo Thermoplastic Case  Oreo Thermoplastic Case  Oreo Thermoplastic Case
Case73. Oreo thermoplastic case (Berg 3-499). One side black, one side brown. With tintype. Small nicks. $75

Half-Plate Thermoplastic Frame with Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Frame with Tintype
Case75. Half-plate thermoplastic wall frame with tintype of a railroad depot. Frame is in excellent condition, tintype is VG. $1200

Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case American Country Life  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case American Country Life  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case American Country Life
Case76. Half-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-11, American Country Life 2) by Littlefield, Parsons & Co with ambrotype of young woman. VG. $950

Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case The Holy Family  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case The Holy Family  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case The Holy Family
Case 77. Half-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-8, The Holy Family [very rare]) by Holmes, Booth & Hayden with ambrotype of couple. The case and image are in very good condition with sharp corners but there is some minor play in the hinges. VG. $1600

Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Leaned Man  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Leaned Man  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Leaned Man
Case78. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-81, Profile of Learned Man [rare]) by S. Peck and H. Halverson with tintype of man. Case in very good condition with sharp corners. VG. $500

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with 2 Identified Daguerreotypes  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with 2 Identified Daguerreotypes
Case79. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-9, Geometric [rare]) with two identified daguerreotypes. Vintage slips of paper identify the sitters as “John W. Barker, son of Samuel and Mary Ann Barker. Born at Sachem’s Head, Feb. 1828,” and “Mary Sperry Barker, wife of John W. Barker, born in New Haven, Sept. 1829.” On the backs of both slips of paper is written “Property Marguerite P. Chapman.” Images have original seals but I’d advise replacing them so that one can clean or replace the glass. Case in VG condition. $1100

Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Half-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
Case80. Half-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-12, American Country Life 2) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with tintype of Civil War soldier with rifle posed before campsite backdrop. Inside of case behind image has some brown staining. Image has some stain at top right as shown. Case is good with few nicks and some play at hinges. G. $875

Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Lady with Falcon with Daguerreotype  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Lady with Falcon with Daguerreotype  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Lady with Falcon with Daguerreotype
Case81. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case (one side is Berg 1-114, Lady with Falcon [VVR]; other side is 1-113, Lady with Falcon 2). With daguerreotype of two children. Image has been resealed. Case is excellent with sharp corner. E. $750

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
Case82. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-19, Geometric) by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. with tintype of Civil War cavalry soldier with rifle. I think there is an “8” and an “11” on his hat but not sure. Case is good with one chipped corner and a chip on the side. G. $750

Double Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case  Double Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case  Double Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case
Case83. Double sixth-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-14, Mother Embracing Child 2) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with two tintypes. Case is in very good condition with sharp corner, few tiny nicks. VG. $395

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War Soldier Tintype
Case84. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-37, Roger deCoverly and the Gypsies Fortune 1) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with Civil War soldier tintype with rifle posed before studio backdrop. Case in very good condition with sharp corners. VG. $750

Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Washington  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Washington  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Washington  Sixth-Plate Thermoplastic Case Profile of Washington
Case85. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-72, Profile of Washington Facing Right [R]) with tintype of girl. Case has been repaired in the past at the hinges and is chipped around the hinges. Case does not lie flat. Few other chips as well. Fair but rare. $375

Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype  Quarter-Plate Thermoplastic Case with Civil War soldier Tintype
Case86. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 3-43, Geometric) by S. Peck & Co., with tintype of Civil War soldier seated before scenic backdrop, holding sword. Velvet on case is worn and has been shedding. Case has one corner chip and few other small nicks. G. $850

Pair of Folk Art Daguerreotypes in Scenic Case  Pair of Folk Art Daguerreotypes in Scenic Case
D425. Pair of sixth-plate daguerreotypes of folk art paintings of a man and a woman. The man is dark, both images have tarnish. Both images came with original seals that have been replaced. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 1-93, Child in Tree, Farm Scene) by A.P. Critchlow & Co. with several small chips. G. $325

Two Lovers Going to the Well Thermoplastic Case  Two Lovers Going to the Well Thermoplastic Case
Case90. Thermoplastic Case (Berg 1-16, Two Lovers Going to the Well), 5.75″ x 4,” by A.P. Critchlow & Co. This rare case is made to house 2 ninth-plate and 3 sixteenth-plate images. The velvet pad is not present. One corner is nicked, there is a chip at one of the clasps, otherwise case is VG-. $650

Brown Thermoplastic Case Capture of Major Andre  Brown Thermoplastic Case Capture of Major Andre
Case91. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-22, Capture of Major Andre on one side and Berg 3-17 on back) by S. Peck. With mat, preserver, and glass. Very nice, brown version of this case in excellent condition. $325

Lyre in Narrow Portal Thermoplastic Case  Lyre in Narrow Portal Thermoplastic Case
Case92. Very rare Quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-43, Lyre in Narrow Portal) by Kinsley & Parker. This case is offered here because of its rarity. Unfortunately it’s split in two and is damaged at its very odd hinges as well as having a few other chips. From this example, I assume that this hinge design left something to be desired. If you are a rare case repairer, this is for you. $150

Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype Quarter Plate Armed Union Soldier Ambrotype
CWAMB8. Quarter-plate armed Union soldier ambrotype housed in thermoplastic case (Berg 1-39, The Dance) by S. Peck & Co. I believe that the soldier holds an Austrian Lorenz rifle. Case and image are E. $950

Civil War Soldier with rifle before backdrop Civil War Soldier with rifle before backdrop Civil War Soldier with rifle before backdrop
CWTT51. [E. Crew, Alliance, Ohio] Sixth-plate tintype of armed Civil War soldier before painted backdrop. Housed in a thermoplastic case (Berg 1-99, Mother Embracing Child 2). Accompanied by scans of the front and back of a CDV with the backmark of E. Crew of soldier Sam Doll standing before the same backdrop. Case and image are VG. $450

Washington Monument, Richmond VA Union Case Washington Monument, Richmond VA Union Case Washington Monument, Richmond VA Union Case Washington Monument, Richmond VA Union Case
Case93. Beautiful quarter-plate thermoplastic case (Berg 1-17S, Washington Monument, Richmond, Va.) by S. Peck & Co.  with a ruby ambrotype of a gentleman with a cane housed within. This is a wonderful and rare case in excellent condition. $500

Quarter-Plate Mascher Magnifying Case with Ambrotype
Amb126. Quarter-plate Mascher’s Magnifying Case with tinted ambrotype of young woman. VG. $650

Thermoplastic Case American Country Life Thermoplastic Case American Country Life Thermoplastic Case American Country Life
Case94. Half-plate thermoplastic case American Country Life 1 (Berg 1-11). Case contains a mat and preserver, no glass. Corners are good but there are some chips along the sides. G. $600

Thermoplastic case Liberty Thermoplastic case Liberty Thermoplastic case Liberty
Case95. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. (Liberty 2, Berg 1-67S). Case contains two full sets of glass, mat, and preserver. 2 corners have small chips o/w VG. $200

Thermoplastic Case Hunter with Kill Thermoplastic Case Hunter with Kill Thermoplastic Case Hunter with Kill Thermoplastic Case Hunter with Kill
Case96. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. (Hunter with Kill, Berg 1-94 [rare]). With tintype of bearded gentelman. Small chip one corner o/w VG. $275

Thermoplastic Case Capture of Major Andre Thermoplastic Case Capture of Major Andre
Case97. Quarter-plate thermoplastic case by S. Peck and H. Halverson (Capture of Major Andre, Berg 1-22). With ruby ambrotype of gentleman. Sharp corners, no nicks, E condition. $350

Cupid and the Stag Cupid and the Stag
Case98. Sixth-plate thermoplastic case by Littlefield, Parsons & Co. (Cupid and the Stag, Berg 1-83R). Few small nicks, one loose hinge. G. $150

Catching Butterflies Catching Butterflies
Case101. Ninth-plate thermoplastic case (Catching Butterflies, Berg 1-158). No case label. With ambrotype of young girl, tinted. Sharp corners, no nicks. E. $150