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 Gold Mining Expedition Daguerreotype  

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Item Description
AUCTION COMPANY UNEARTHS HIDDEN TREASURE On Saturday, July 16, 2010, Joe R Pyle Complete Auction and Realty Company sold the May Woodruff Estate in Wadestown, WV. While listing the sale, a daguerreotype of a gold mining expedition was found in a trunk in the attic. The knowledgeable staff immediately realized the rarity of the photo and featured it on AuctionZip.com, as well as National Marketing. The bidding shot up to $16,250 in less than a minute. A shocked crowd broke into applause. After active bidding between a New York collector, a West Virginia and a Pennsylvania dealer, the bid was won by Frank Swala, of Washington, PA, a prominent dealer in the Tri-State area. It was amazing the photo was found in the midst of hundreds of boxes and trunks. The family settling the estate was shocked and had no idea where the photo came from.
Sale Details
Sold For: $16,250.00
On: Jul 17, 2010
City: Wadestown
State: WV
Seller Information
Auctioneer: Kevin Teets
Company: Joe R. Pyle Complete Auction