+44 (0)1635 873634


Our next dedicated sale of photographs will be held on 9th September 2021. This features a good selection of vintage photographs from the 1850s to the 1980s. Early photography includes the work of Hill & Adamson, Charles Marville and Roger Fenton. We have a wide range of outstanding ethnographic studies in the sale, including a fine orotone of Native Americans by Edward S Curtis, a study of a Maori chief by Elizabeth Pulman, and an interesting group of photographs taken by Lt Somerfield, photographer on the survey ship 'Penguin', visiting the Solomon Islands in 1893.

The auction includes a variety of avant-garde work from the first half of the 20th century, and also features vintage prints from well-known photographers from the 1960s, 70s and 80s such as Cecil Beaton, Annie Leibovitz, Patrick Lichfield and Jan Saudek.

Flints photograph auctions cover photography from the earliest techniques through to collectable late 20th century images.

20th Century subjects include modernist and contemporary art photography, fashion photography, documentary photographs and photojournalism.  Past sales have achieved excellent prices for works by Cecil Beaton, Ruth Bernhard,  John Bulmer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lucinda Douglas-Menzies, Gillian Edelstein, Philippe Halsman, Bert Hardy, Germaine Krull, John Minihan, José Ortiz Echagüe, Gordon Parkes, Steve Pyke, Ken Regan, George Roger, Jan Saudek, Lord Snowdon, Graham Smith and many others.

There is a good market for 19th Century photographs with interesting subject matter; exotic travel and documentary photographs, significant portraits, early erotic images, and the later Victorian pictorialism with landscape and genre subjects. Daguerreotypes, calotypes, salt prints, albumen and platinum prints all feature in our sales. Recent sales have achieved excellent results for works by Thomas Annon,  David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson, Charles Aubrey, Roger Fenton, Francis Frith, John Moffat, Paul Nadar, Theodor Parr, Henry Peach Robinson, Charles Thurston Thompson, stereoviews by T R Williams and Ferrier & Soulier amongst others.

Please see our news items and auction calendar for updates on our next photograph auction. Contact Flints if you wish to consign items to the next sale.




  Keith Petts

Specialist - Scientific & Medical Instruments and Photography

Keith Petts has been in the antiques trade since 1992 when he founded Ganymede Antiques. His experience includes developing the Fleaglass antique scientific instrument website which he co-owned for 10 years. His specialist interests include early scientific instruments, especially sundials, drawing and calculating instruments, antique medical instruments, and photography from its birth to the present day.


Sell on the International Market

We pride ourselves on working to the highest standards, enabling us to achieve the best price possible for your items.


Discover More


Discover the value of your item

Discover the value of your Cameras or Scientific Instruments from our world-renowned experts. Contact us today for a complementary appraisal.


Discover More


Filling that gap in your collection

We offer the highest quality photography with honest, accurate descriptions, along with in-house shipping.


Discover More


Talk to the Flints Team


Subscribe to the latest news from Flints:*