22 September 2008

There's Gold in Them Thar Chess Photos!

Curious to see if there had been any recent eBay auctions for Soviet Era Photos, I searched auctions that closed over the past few weeks. Along with a few dozen photos of the type I was interested in, I found several photos of other chess champions that had sold for hundreds of dollars.

For example, the first entry in the screen capture -- 1924 Photo NY International Chess Tourney Lasker Jubow -- says that there were 7 bids, and the winning bid was US $630.00. Another photo (not shown) titled 'Genuine cuba chess Capablanca signed young photo' sold for $1,136.00. The search I used was items found for: chess photo (completed listings, sorted by descending price).

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