Portraits and Photography Online Auction

October 22, 2009

LOT 133

Lot 133

Arthur Bickerby (20th Century)

Arthur Bickerby (20th Century)
Lot 133 Details
Arthur Bickerby (20th Century), American


Gelatin silver print; ACME Newspictures, NY stamp verso. Matted and Unframed.
Image 7.5" x 6.5" — 19.1 x 16.5 cm.

Estimate $100-$150

Realised: $40
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Typed label verso: “Taipeh, Formosa: Coolies pulling heavy carts are numerous about the busy streets of the Formosan capital of Taipeh. Western-style cars share the same streets with the slowly moving coolies, typifying the contrast between the ancient and the new in this surprisingly modern city. There also are many bicycles on the streets, some pulling carriages, as well as the familiar rickshas.” (7/5/50)


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LOT 133

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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