We will be ushering in the New Year with an astonishing mix of antiques and collectibles from all eras, unlike anything that we’ve offered before.  We’ve hand picked items from homes in Washington, Barnegat, Tuckerton, West Creek, Berkeley, & Manahawkin, NJ as well as Catasauqua, PA.  The multi-estate auction will be held at the Eagleswood Fire Hall on Saturday, January 9 beginning with the auction Preview at 8 a.m.

This blog features Ferrotype (Tintype), Daguerreotypes, Photographs, Scrap Books, Greeting Cards, Letters, Autograph Books, Patent Application, Journals and Invoices and so much more from the past primarily from the Tuckerton and Washington, New Jersey areas. Collections & Memories from the Aristocrat to the Bay Men have surfaced and will rekindle memories for each of us! Join us to preview on-line or on auction day, and perhaps be the successful bidder and take home another story to share!


Scrapbooks offered are full of Cutouts, Advertising Cards, Die Cuts, Postcards, Trade Cards, Greeting Cards and more from that era.  It’s amazing how well preserved these items are after sitting in an attic for one-hundred years! We will be offering a nice selection of Union Cases and other Tintypes too.  A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal.  The image is then coated with a dark lacquer and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes were used during the 1860s through 1870s.

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Decorative daguerreotype cases are referred to as Union cases. Often the cases have more value than the pictures they held. A Union case was small a square or rectangular and the top and bottom were designed to fit together.  When opened they revealed a small tintype.  The case could easily be carried in a pocket for a love one to take with them.  They were made with shellac and sawdust and then compressed.  Engravers cut thousands of detailed designs onto steel plates for use on the cases.  Union cases were also referred to as ‘sweetheart cases’ and were used up ’til the 1860’s due to the popularity of the cabinet cards.

You’ll find an abundant selection of photographs in our Gallery Section by clicking on this link. Gallery Section — January 9, 2016

This is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ — we will be sorting and photographing items over the next six weeks.  As in the past, we will continuously update the photo gallery and listing so stay current with us by ‘liking’ this blog  as well as our Facebook Page (Legacies Old & New) and Twitter (TeamLegacy1998).

If you are considering consigning to a future sale, please don’t hesitate to contact us, our auctions fill-up quickly.  Our January sale is full, but we are currently taking consignments for our Spring auction.  There’s no fee for us to come out and preview items you wish to sell and you’re under no obligation.

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