Plan Of Paris, France, 1643-1715, Magic Lantern Glass Slide
This item has been shown 4 times.
Plan Of Paris, France, 1643-1715, Magic Lantern Glass Slide:
Magic Lantern Glass Slide
Size of Slide: 3 1/4" X 4" (3.25 inches X 4 inches). Metric: 8.25 cm by 10.16 cm. (outside dimensions)
Combined shipping: Pay at the same time and will calculate a shipping discount.Take up to a week to combine. If you are buying 20 or more slides (in the US), wait for an invoice or request a total and I will calculate a flat-rate box price.
Handling time: Please note my handling time. It an be as high as 5 business days (or more on rare occasions). If you need an item shipped sooner, send me an message. If I am in town, I may be able to ship sooner.SLIDE CONDITION:
Review the seller notes (condition description) above for specific details on the slide condition.
Pictures: Please zoom in and examine the pictures, since I don't usually describe defects clearly shown in the pictures. I usually note unusual damage, but please examine pictures carefully. (If the picture is completely different than the listing title, contact me before buying to clarify what you are buying).
The actual slide is usually more "in focus" than the photos. The wavy lines or grid patterns that are sometimes in the pictures are NOT in the actual slide.
I may not describe problems which are typical for slides this old. For example:
The Glass: The glass may be dusty, dirty, sticky, or have smudge marks (I do not clean before selling). The glass may have minor scratches, surface abrasions or small nicks on the edges or corners. (I try to make a special note of any cracks in the glass I find.)
The Image: There may be small specks, scratches or other imperfections in the image. There can be browning, yellowing, or fading, particularly around the paper mat. There can be oxidation, heat damage, crackling of the image, or other deterioration. The cover glass can show reflections that are NOT in the actual slide. I take pictures from the LABEL side of the slide, which is often the BACK side, so the pictures can be a mirror image of the actual scene.
Paper Mat: There may be age-related shrinkage tears, fading, wrinkling, oxidation residue, or other damage to the paper mat.
Labels: Labels may appear more yellow/darker than they actually are. I sometime add information to the listing which is NOT on the label, and such information is MY BEST GUESS. The label can also be wrong, so please do your own verification. There may be writing, scribbles, or other marks on labels. Labels may be torn, faded, starting to come off, or even missing. Sometimes there is a label or stickers on the other side of the slide that are not shown in the pictures. Dates of artwork, etc. may be earlier than the date the slide was created.
Binding Tape: Tape may be loose, ripped, torn, damaged, brittle, or partially missing. The tape can sometimes be so brittle (or the glue on the tape so old) that ANY handling will cause some of the tape to come off. (In other words, some of the tape visible in the pictures may not be there when you receive the slide). The tape may have been replaced or repaired over the years, sometimes with tape which is NOT appropriate for a glass slide (Replacement tape may not stand up to the heat of old projectors).
Size converted slides: US-sized slides (4" X 3 1/4") were sometimes converted from a British-sized image (3 1/4" X 3 1/4") by using a larger cover glass on it (and using filler around the British-sized image). The conversion is often done well enough that it is easy to miss. If I do notice it, I will add the note "size-converted slide" to the condition notes.
The item details are to help search for the slide and may be wrong.
For slides framed in stapled cardboard (typically movie slides), there can be rusted staples, deteriorating cardboard, marks on the cardboard, etc. For slides framed in pressed cardboard, the cardboard can sometimes be separating or deteriorating.
International Customers: Pay for the slides in a single purchase and will calculate the combined shipping. There are large jumps in the shipping price as certain weights are reached though, so send me a message to get current pricing for multiple slides shipped to your country. Customs fees (and in some countries a separate fee for collecting the customs charge) are the responsibility of the buyer. Actual purchase price will be noted on customs forms.
Inventory Code: GN-473