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Old 10-20-2009, 07:41 AM
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How are photos dated . what makes the value of a vintage other than the term itself
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:17 PM
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Re: vintage photo

Hmm, good question?
There probably is no correct or official answer. I believe in the antique world an item becomes an antique when it is older than 30 years. Or maybe it could be based on the standard generation time of 20 years (that seems about the length of time Hollywood uses to determine when to shoot a re-make). Just some thoughts...
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:07 PM
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Re: vintage photo

I think the guys on the Antique Roadshow consider 100 years is what it takes to be considered antique.

In my experience most of the value of vintage photos comes from the subject of the photo.
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Re: vintage photo

Well if you believe Antique Roadshow; there you are. Have you checked the lawsuits against them?

How about walking into a couple of local antique stores and asking them what they consider to be "antique".

In regards to automobiles, 30 years is the magic number; but, you probably don't see them on the "Antique Road Show" (how crass!!!).
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:03 PM
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Re: vintage photo

I googled lawsuits against the Antique Roadshow, didn't see much there, perhaps you have a link to something I missed?

While I was there, I also looked for definitions of the term and came up with this:

http://collectibles.about.com/od/col.../g/antique.htm


Definition:
Antique
Purists consider an antique to be at least 100 years old, but in more recent times "antique" has been used to describe items as young as 50-75 years old. Another way that has been used to define an antique is by generations, e.g. 80 years would equal two generations, hence make an item an antique.

Note: According to US Customs/Tariff Schedule, for taxation purposes, an antique is 100 years old.

My experience with antique stores is that everything they have on hand is an antique
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:12 AM
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Re: vintage photo

I definitely agree with your last statement!!!

It's been a while with Antique Road show, I did some checking. Poor memory. So I take back my reference to it.

Here are two links that I found with interesting discussion of the terms:

http://forums.ebay.com/db2/topic/Ant...=1112307266034

http://www.hackelbury.co.uk/read...questions.html

Like always, I learn a lot from these forums.
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