Question: How much are old tin pictures worth?

Collectors typically will pay between $35 to $350 for a good quality antique tintype in good condition. Tintypes are more common photographs of the Victorian era and thus, they are not as valuable as ambrotypes or daguerreotypes which are more rare.

What is tin type photo?

A tintype, also known as melainotype or ferrotype, is an old style of photograph that creates a photographic image on a thin sheet of metal or iron that has been coated with a dark lacquer or enamel. This creates an underexposed negative image.

Are tin pictures worth anything?

Collectors typically will pay between $35 to $350 for a good quality antique tintype in good condition. Tintypes are more common photographs of the Victorian era and thus, they are not as valuable as ambrotypes or daguerreotypes which are more rare. Get an online appraisal of your ambrotype or tintype from Dr. Lori.

What is a daguerreotype worth?

Record prices in excess of $30,000 have been paid for individual daguerreotypes at auction. At a 1988 Sothebys auction, a group of 11 daguerreotypes brought more than $50,000. A common portrait (many are found in hand-tinted color) of an unknown individual in clean condition generally fetches about $30.

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