I’ve listed some vintage photographs recently. There is nothing like a good clear black and white photo to give a clear picture of what a scene looked like in years past. So I wondered what types of photos were more collectible than others.
So, I thought I’d do a terapeak search to see what categories of vintage photographs sold the best over the last 3 months on eBay. I’ve reproduced the results below.
|Categories||Total Listings||Average End Price||Sell-Through|
|Souvenirs & Travel||59||$6.98||5.08%|
|Cultures & Ethnicities||35||$16.57||34.29%|
So if I’m reading these results right, photos that have transportation (trains,boats,planes,cars) as subjects are most sought after, followed by historic photos, and then military photos. Real photo postcards, autographed by the photographer photos and ephemera are collectible in their own right. As are souvenir photos,photos of ethnic groups and advertising photos.