Sold for £3,400
Flints Optical Toy department holds Fine Auctions twice per year. These sales are very well publicised, with advertisements in all the main trade publications, social media and at trade fairs. The catalogues produced for our fine sales are in full colour and are fully illustrated. They are sent to collectors, institutes and museums across the world.
Matt Nunn heads the Optical Toy department and has a long history of being involved within this field. Matt has an exceptionally high standard of presentation which he carries into his cataloguing, along with well-researched descriptions. The catalogues produced by Flints are valuable reference works used and trusted by leading collectors and institutes.
Our Fine Optical Toy auctions offer instruments and artefacts from the earliest periods to the mid 20th century and contain a wide range of subjects. We welcome enquiries from both sellers and buyers on individual items or collections in the following areas:
- Camera lucida
- Kinora viewers
Magic Lanterns & Pre-Cinema
We also have expert knowledge in the field of early magic lanterns and pre-cinema equipment. Biunial and Triunial lanterns are always very popular amongst collectors. As a result, there is also a very strong demand for magic lantern slides, either static hand-painted or fully mechanical examples.