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    Ninth Plate Thermoplastic Photograph Case: "The Profile of William Shakespeare" (Krainik #378, Berg 1-151). One of the rarest of all cases, this being an exceptional example. The profile of Shakespeare is on the front, medallion with dates of birth and death on the back. Minor "bubbling" at the edge of each medallion, obviously occurring during fabrication, else absolutely mint. Unique form with single large brass hinge in the center rather than two small hinges. No image, retaining the original black and gilt label, "F. C. Key & Son, Excelsior Ambrotype Case etc. Philadelphia, Pa." The first example we've encountered and a rare opportunity for the sophisticated case collector.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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