Kids and a Camera in a Photobooth

This is the type of picture that everyone who collects photobooth photos wants to own and will be willing to pay a high price to get.

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The above photo of two young chaps posing with an Imperial box camera, was highly sought after on Ebay. As most often happens, I was unable to compete with more highly cashed up collectors when it went up for auction early last year.

Judging by the black paper background, I think this photo was one from Broken Heart Gallery, the shop of Albert Tanquero who did a guest post for me last month.

It is a standard photobooth print size of 40 x 55 mm.

9 comments
  1. Wow, that’s a really good one. Do you know the final price?

    I have friends/relatives who still don’t understand this form of collecting. Their eyes would glaze over at the thought of spending money on such a wonderful image.

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    • Can’t remember the price but I don’t think it was one of the stratospheric ones! I don’t think I know anyone, either, who would think it okay to spend $10 on one booth pic let alone up to $30 ( which is the most I have ever paid, but I have bid a lot higher without success)!

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      • It does get harder to hold back once you’ve broken the price barrier you’ve set for yourself. I have broken my barrier a few times. So now I just have to tell myself to calm down and back off.

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  2. Lisa said:

    I can see why – this one is so great in so many ways. love the expression of the boy behind the camera-holder!

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    • Yep, I reckon. I hadn’t really thought about the date. Could be 1960s even. Or 1970s if they were playing with an old family camera.

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    • Hi Barbara. Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully I will get back to blogging soon. I will do a post about Project B when I do.

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