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Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. Photographic Collection at Auction Now Live on Until June 30th, 2010

iGavel Auctions is pleased to announce Everard & Company’s auction of one of the largest collections of cameras in private hands. The Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. photographic collection will be sold online until June 30th, 2010 on

New York, NY, June 16, 2010 --( The auction comprises nearly 400 lots of cameras and related material dating from the 1870’s to 2000’s including a No. 1 Kodak camera of 1889, an original Brownie camera of 1900, an early English wood camera and an important series of American detective and hand cameras from the 1880’s-1910. Estimates range from $150 to $3000.

Cameras from The United States, Germany, France and England are amongst the many places represented. This auction has a number of particular strengths, which include:

A collection of street cameras dating from the 1890s-1960s. World’s Fair, Boy Scout and commemorative cameras including the rare Campfire Girls Kodak camera, the New York World’s Fair Baby Brownie camera, the Texas 1936 Centennial Celebrations box camera, and Ansco Boy Scout Memo camera.

Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr. (1930-2008) was one of the earliest collectors of photographic cameras, starting in the early 1960’s. In 1968, he started the Photographic Collectors Newsletter which was the world’s first periodical on the subject, continuing until 1975. Lothrop had a particular interest in the box camera and amateur cameras and these are strongly represented in the collection.

The auction will be live on until June 30th and collectors and dealers may, by prior appointment, view lots of interest at 2436 Waters Ave in Savannah, GA. For more information, contact Everard & Company at, calling (912) 231-1376, or visit is a leader in online art auctions, offering collectors and dealers high quality fine art, antiques and collectables guaranteed for authenticity and condition. iGavel auctions are modeled on the traditional live auction format, where each lot includes detailed photographic images, a professional description, and an accurate condition report.

Lark E. Mason - President of iGavel - was formerly a Senior Vice President with Sotheby’s Chinese Works of Art Department, and Director of Online Auctions for, and is asked to be a frequent guest appraiser on national and international media.

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