1915-1918 official army photos




 
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August 18th, 2012  
rockstar1998
 

Topic: 1915-1918 official army photos


Found these in a box among other things I inherited...
Here is the album of them : http://s1268.photobucket.com/albums/jj575/poppop210/ (they look kinda blue in the pictures but they are white...probably cause it was getting dark outside when i took the pictures...every one of them has an official army marking)
Looking for someone who will give me an estimated value on them...



Thank you in advance
Michael
August 20th, 2012  
rockstar1998
 
Better links & photos
i uploaded them in the next links divided (sorry i am really bad with the camera) :

postcards : http://imageshack.us/g/94/p1050002e.jpg/
in the 4'th "infanterieregiment" postcard the man sitting down is my great grandfather (you will see him in many other pictures i upload)

photos with big stamp : http://imageshack.us/g/571/p1050161p.jpg/

photos with little stamp : http://imageshack.us/g/211/p1050151.jpg/
you can see my great grandfather again (on that road, in front of that house/hotel, and standing in line)

unused postcards and unmarked photos : http://imageshack.us/g/696/p1050032uz.jpg/
(here my great grandfather appears in the second photo and in the last 7...the last was made when he was younger and joined the army)


Can anyone tell me what do these photos worth...?


Thank you in advance
Michael
August 20th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
It is an impressive collection and in good order so while I have no idea personally what they are worth I have asked someone from another forum who collects that sort of thing to take a look but that may take a couple of days.
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August 20th, 2012  
rockstar1998
 
Thank you very much...that's a big help...(you did try to make photos as best as i could but i am terrible with the camera...although i didn't try to hide the defects as many people do...i just photoed what i have)
August 21st, 2012  
Alan65
 
Hi, Rockstar,

Monty told me about this forum and your question. I am a collector and dealer of military photos, postcards, money, etc.

None of the images jump out at me as something super rare that I haven't seen before. That being said, the first few in the 1st album have a bit more appeal than the rest; The one with the building with the name(s) on the side and possibly the image of the soldiers with stacks of something on a table are more interesting/appealing, too. Ditto the one with the vehicle(s).
Can you tell me where your great-grandfather served? Unit? front? Can you tell what the stacks on the table are? do the cards/photos smell musty? Finally, the fact that your great-grandfather is in some of these is the most valuable part for you, your family and future generations of rockstars.
August 21st, 2012  
Alan65
 
one other thing: are the stamps on the back and the information they contain generally legible? (this would help identify the location and possibly unit in the photographs.)
August 21st, 2012  
rockstar1998
 
hey !!...future rockstars...) that was too funny...
I showed some to my boy...boy but he's 1 and 4 months and tryed to chew one...so...not for him i guess..)
I have to tell you a few things : I am not from us or england...some of the words I don't know but google translate will help me...I hope...
August 21st, 2012  
rockstar1998
 
ok so...the writing on the back...it's that weird era writing...I can't make out anything...and for now I don't have very much time (got pacients waiting...but I will try in the next days to read what's in there)...
You mean if the photos smell like an old book...?no...just a little bit...but i think over the years they stood in/ near moisture...i think that made brown/ yellow spots (but providing the age i think they are in pretty good shape)
If you look in the postcard section...where my great grandfather is sitting down and the one with the whole group...on the back of the postcard is stamped : "K.U.K Infanterieregiment Nr.138
3. Feldkompagnie " those 2 are made in 1918
the other 2 are made in 1917and have stamped on them : "Infanterieregiment Nr. 64
11.Feldkompagnie"
I am talking about the first 4 postcards from the postcard section
August 21st, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
The larger stamp is:
1) Place/Location:
2) Subject:
3) Taken By (Site Manager):
4) This one I am unsure of but I am assuming it is something to do with the method of photography as Aufnehmer in its literal English sense means Transducer
5) Time/Date

Fortunately I suspect section 1, 2 and 5 are the important ones here.
August 21st, 2012  
rockstar1998
 
I will try to read our what is written there...
But in 3-4 days..right now I am super occupied with pacients...and have today nightshift...tomorrow just work ...2 days from now night shift again...
So the fastest i can give you answers willbe like Saturday...
 


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