Photography is at the heart of our visual culture and we get many requests to establish a rare photograph's value. As with other works of art - a high-quality and rare photograph's value can be quite high, fetching strong results at auction.
When collecting photography, it is important to consider the rarity of an image. Because photographs can be relatively easy to replicate, it is necessary to determine what makes a photograph unusual before establishing a price. This could be the presence of hand colouring or darkroom manipulation or the fact that the image is part of a limited edition collection. Photographs made before 1950 are generally considered unusual, while photographs from during the early years of photography (1839-1900) are very rare and often unique. Older photographs typically have historical significance as well, making them attractive to historians and collectors.
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