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T206Jim 04-12-2018 10:05 PM

Christie's Buried Treasure thread
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I was fortunate to win a couple of lots at the Christie's and just received my winnings today. I had requested access to several lots, so I knew what was there, but I was stunned at the sheer volume of magnificent images buried within 75 photo lots with only a handful of the images actually posted publicly in the auction listing.

So, I'm starting this thread to post your "Buried Treasure, photos that were not publicly shown in the listing images. Please share yours, but "buried treasure" only!

Here is one of mine. It comes from lot 210 and is one of my very favorite Bender images. I have been searching for this exact copy for years. It was my photographic White Whale! It was last seen in a Legendary Auction some years back. If anyone has a copy of the catalog with that listing I'd appreciate a shot of the listing as I could have sworn it mentioned Paul Thompson.

In any event, post away, I doubt we will discover such buried treasure in any other auction anytime soon. I will post more images in a few days, but suffice it to say, as a buyer, I am thrilled with Christie's.

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RedsFan1941 04-12-2018 10:12 PM

this is the description when legendary auctioned it, in december 2009. it sold for $2,370.

Chief Bender - Thompson Original Photo

Original Thompson writing, American Press Association Stamp Authenticated by PSA; Full PSA letter accompanies.

T206Jim 04-12-2018 10:16 PM

Thanks Ronnie, great information! The PSA letter is no longer with it, anyone had any luck back tracing a cert # from PSA to view the letter online?

whitey19thcentury 04-12-2018 11:14 PM

I won only one photo lot (a team photo lot), but won several more lots, including the Coveleski and Wilmer Fields lots. I have no clue what is all in them, I bid just judging by the writeups and what I saw in the photo provided.
I am still waiting for my winnings to arrive. I got a suspicion that the Fields lot is going to be filled with treasures.

btcarfagno 04-13-2018 06:49 AM

I posted a thread in this section several days ago regarding a Ty Cobb photo in one of the lots that I won. The photo is very clear and almost certainly from the original negative. Only question to me is whether a type one or type two. If it turns out to be a type one (which I have a feeling that it is), I will be more than a little bit happy.

A Ty Cobb full size type one with full borders dated to 1907 by Cahrles Conlon? Yes please!

Was not photographed or even mentioned in the write up.

TCMA 04-13-2018 07:47 AM

I won several lots as well and picking them up at Christie's today. Spent about five hours there last week, so I definitely did know what I was getting. Here's a scan from their site of one of my favorites. Will post more once I have everything in-hand:

jerseygary 04-13-2018 08:05 AM

Wow Andrew, that's a really nice one!

Snapolit1 04-13-2018 09:32 AM

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This one was buried in my binder. I love all the markings. Feels like an artistic creation.

TCMA 04-13-2018 09:34 AM


Originally Posted by jerseygary (Post 1766907)
Wow Andrew, that's a really nice one!

Thanks, Gary :cool: . Scan really doesn't do it justice. In-person it's a stunner. Think I've got a shot on my phone from when I visited. Will post.

TCMA 04-13-2018 09:37 AM

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