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When we designed this, there were so many ways it could have been catalogued. We choose to exclude stereoviews that did not meet the following criteria: A value under $50.00 US dollars and a view that does not have a card "number" (descriptions were to long to use), etc. For ...
When we designed this, there were so many ways it could have been catalogued. We choose to exclude stereoviews that did not meet the following criteria: A value under $50.00 US dollars and a view that does not have a card "number" (descriptions were to long to use), etc. For values under $50 please refer to Stereo Views, An Illustrated History and Price Guide, written by John Waldsmith.
We know by excluding stereoviews without card numbers that a good majority of expensive views will never make it to this list. For example, there are so many different views of the same subject by the same photographer. The only true way to catalog these stereoviews is to publish a price guide with pictures. "Photographer" refers to the reference the card makes. Because of pirating and people like Anthony who published many other people's views we cannot keep track of all negatives.
Mount and photograph ratings are as follows:
F, G, G+, G++, G+++, VG, VG+, VG++, EXC
Twelve years ago, when I first started collecting final sale prices of stereoviews I was doing this for myself. Some of the earliest entries I didn't write down the card title merely a general description of the card. You will find a few vague title entries from twelve years ago. If you have the actual title I will gladly accept it to update this book.
We also accept new entries. Please include photocopies of the original listings and prices realized or a copy of the receipt detailing the transaction. We enter listings from the E-Bay auction website; because those cards are not graded in a standardized fashion they are the first items to be removed from the list. They exist only on the list as a reference point for future auctions.
We cannot be held responsible for misprints or actions that lead from the use of this price list. Market conditions can fluctuate greatly; the most recent realized value is listed. The true value of any view is what the buyer is willing to pay for it and respectively what the seller is willing to sell it for. Thus making some views priceless.
Quarterly updates are available at $15.00 each. Standard U.S. postage is included in the purchase price. PO Box 326, Osakis, MN 56360