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“Vintage Awesome 1945 Photography Book Weegee Signed by Author Excellent Shape”

Sold for $10,000,000 (plus $3.27 shipping)

Great inscription:

To You
The People of New York

“& not forgetting
Helen Ryan
from the infamous
Weegee

This is my stamp,
before I became
FAMOUS”

(Stamp in blue ink and words in green ink…)


(images from auction website)

“Original vintage Photo Weegee pseudonym of Arthur (Usher) Fellig – circus”

Sold for $149.00 (plus $17.00 shipping)

November 2018

(Was this photo made by Weegee?)


(Images from ebay)

“RARE! WEEGEE: VINTAGE STAMPED PHOTO 1940s”

US $55.00 – Buy It Now, or Make an Offer

“JUST FOUND IN ARCHIVE Last one!!!

RARE WEEGEE PHOTO IN GOOD COUNDITION FOR ITS AGE AND RARITY!

Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography”

Item specifics:
Original/Reprint: Original Print
Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
Modified Item: No
Region of Origin: US
Date of Creation: 1940-1949
Photo Type: Gelatin Silver
Size Type/Largest Dimension: 5×4
Color: Black & White

(Words copied from ebay.)

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It might be “rare,” it might be “stamped,” it might be a photo…
(There are frequently misspellings and bad grammar in fraudulent ebay listings.)
Nevertheless this photo was not made by Weegee…


Weegee, [Accident], March 1, 1939 (images from auction website)

Sold for $699.99 (plus $8.00 shipping) on December 16, 2018.

Motorist’s Pillar of Death
New York City – One man was killed when this car hit a lone pillar standing along the line where the old Sixth Avenue elevated railway is being dismantled. Policemen are checking the wreckage at Sixth Avenue and 27th Street early March 1.
3/1/39″

80 years ago today…


(Screenshot of Swann Auction Galleries website)

Swann, “Photographs: Art and Visual Culture,” February 21, 2019, sale 2499, lots 101, 102, 170.

1. Empire State Building (distortion); sold for $3,750. (Beautiful photo; of course it’s a photo of a photo.)

2. Four photos; sold for $6,000. (Nice prints; of course the photos were made in 1943-44.)

3. Pair of distortions; sold for $3,900. (Nice prints; photos of photos?)