Much to the annoyance of the Other Half, I seemed to spend every spare minute last week doing a mass listing on eBay. Having bought many more vintage photos at auction than I could possibly want (or afford), it was time for a clearout of the surplus stuff, the ones that came in big collections but will probably never see the light of day and can’t even justify the space in a cardboard box, let alone on a shelf!
The first batch,41 lots of various stereoviews are already online and will all finish on Sunday evening. I reckon I have to take about Â£5 per lot to be in profit (including paying for my time), but as the total is already over Â£100 it’s looking good. Next week will be a collection of illustrative postcards of Scottish scenes (Tuck’s Oilettes etc) which came with a few albums of photos I bought very cheaply, and then it will be selling off the least interesting bits of the magic lantern slide collection, which will be some hand-coloured illustrated ones, plus a commercial set of 40 slides of Norway.