An expensive ‘Ghost Tintype’

A tintype is the poor mans daguerreotype. Generally speaking, you can pick up vernacular tintype portraits from the late 1800’s for $5 to $10 each on average. If you buy closeout lots of tintypes you can sometimes get them for less than a dollar each.

If the subject matter is special, sometimes a tintype will go for big bucks. Here is one example…a double exposure, ghost tintype. This rare specimen recently sold for $1025.00.

Tintype ghosts D.D. Teoli Jr. A. C.

Ghost Tintype – post processed and upscaled by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

After this was sold, the owner of the first tintype put up a second  (lesser in my opinion)  ghost tintype to sell for $2300.  (See Below)

tintype ghosts w 2200 extra