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Anybody with a spare lifetime? 

 

Yes, they come with copyright - I enquired and the seller inherited them. 

 

Somewhere between 250,000 - 300,000 slides from  Jeff Greenberg a man in Yorkshire, England with a 'colourful' past including some publications and lecturing tours. 

 

Since I have managed to copy about 6,000 slides in total EVER and only around 1500 since my recent 'back to film' thing started 6 months ago. And since I am 64 years old. And since I value my marriage ( you know what I mean) I have PASSED on this one. 

 

A few years ago this would be considered a photo library all in its own right.

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124318642798?_trksid=p2487261.m570.l5999&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI124318642798.N36.S1.typeWATCH_ITEM_ENDING_SOON.R1.TR5

 

23 hours to go.....

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😮"Reserve not met"- a penny a slide would be £2500.

At the rate at which I got through my own 5,000 that's 2-4 years full-time. It would take weeks just to view them all.

Poor chap hasn't even got room in his garage for the car anymore.

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It has just dawned on me that this might be a very interesting sale for stock photographers to know about - especially those with any plans to die anytime soon! 

 

In terms of probate value I mean. Market value for what are described as professional slide photos. A penny a slide might suit some needs.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, geogphotos said:

a man in Yorkshire, England with a 'colourful' past

 

Put in a bid, Ian. This is my 'pension' we're talking about!

 

 

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5 minutes ago, John Morrison said:

 

Put in a bid, Ian. This is my 'pension' we're talking about!

 

 

 

 

No idea what you are on about. 

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Under two hours to go and the bid is over £800. Still a bargain price. 

 

I'd have thought £2500 -£3000

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Just now, geogphotos said:

Under two hours to go and the bid is over £800. Still a bargain price. 

 

I'd have thought £2500 -£3000

 

Have you seen any and if so, are they any good?

(Not going to bid - I have my own.)

 

wim

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6 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

 

Have you seen any and if so, are they any good?

(Not going to bid - I have my own.)

 

wim

 

Not going to bid. I put exactly that point to the seller who told me that he would try and upload some examples. But how do you choose representative examples from such a large number?

 

Most are too 'modern' for my taste. They don't have vintage quality and there will be digital equivalents. Others sound obscure - branch lines of long closed railways. 

 

I only posted really out of interest - thought it might be an education to see how our lifelong work might be valued once we are gone!

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Will probably be bought by an Ebay trader who will trickle them onto the market for years to come, and quite likely make at least 10 times  from doing so.

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2 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

I only posted really out of interest - thought it might be an education to see how our lifelong work might be valued once we are gone!

 

Zero or next to zero. I have no illusions.

 

Oh No Facepalm GIF

 

wim

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8 minutes ago, wiskerke said:

 

Zero or next to zero. I have no illusions.

 

Oh No Facepalm GIF

 

wim

 

Zero? 

 

Okay I might be interested in bidding on yours 🤪

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£2,966.00 was the winning bid. 

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Just now, geogphotos said:

£2,966.00 was the winning bid. 

Yes, it was beautifully sniped half a dozen times in the last eight or so seconds. Wish I'd got some popcorn.

So a penny a slide then.;) And a trip to York and weeks of work just to see if they're worth the candle😮

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3 hours ago, wiskerke said:

 

Zero or next to zero. I have no illusions.

 

Oh No Facepalm GIF

 

wim

 

I can paint a rosier picture for you if you like. It's easy to do. Just ask the politicians. 🙄

 

That said, I'm hoping my Alamy collection will continue to earn some extra income for a significant other after I've returned to the Source. This is assuming that Alamy outlives me. Which reminds me,  I had better find out how to set that up.

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3 hours ago, geogphotos said:

£2,966.00 was the winning bid. 

 

5 hours ago, geogphotos said:

I'd have thought £2500 -£3000

 

That was a pretty good estimate!

 

wim

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13 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

I had better find out how to set that up.

I have just written my first will. I have specifically referred to my copyrights. Then the executor (to whom I have sent some notes) I imagine presents Alamy with the will and a death certificate and they change the payee on the account. I can't think Canada will be much different.

Of course if you no longer need the money (haha) you could do it while you're still around. I still do need it.

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15 hours ago, wiskerke said:

 

 

That was a pretty good estimate!

 

wim

 

 

1p each 

 

And creating each new slide today probably costs £1. 🤢

 

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On 11/09/2020 at 12:44, geogphotos said:

 

 

1p each 

 

And creating each new slide today probably costs £1. 🤢

 

Pretty much.

Last time I bought 35mm. reversal (OK, it was 1999) it was £5 process paid. Now north of £15 just for the film. Process/mount about £10. Inflation doesn't cover it.

Too bad as I still love my A1. It's a proper camera and its last battery (also probably from 1999) is still fine.

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On 11/09/2020 at 09:36, spacecadet said:

I have just written my first will. I have specifically referred to my copyrights. Then the executor (to whom I have sent some notes) I imagine presents Alamy with the will and a death certificate and they change the payee on the account. 

 

Alamy response to a forum post a few years ago:

Firstly we would want to see a copy of a solicitor’s letter or death certificate.

There are two options

·         We can remove the images, close the account and pay any outstanding balance

·         We can keep the account open, change the contact details to your next of kin and continue to license the images

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5 minutes ago, Thyrsis said:

 

Alamy response to a forum post a few years ago:

Firstly we would want to see a copy of a solicitor’s letter or death certificate.

There are two options

·         We can remove the images, close the account and pay any outstanding balance

·         We can keep the account open, change the contact details to your next of kin and continue to license the images

Yes. As I said.

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