UlrikJ
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Value in photograph collections

Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:55 pm

Hey everyone. My dad died from cancer a couple of months ago, his name was Jan Jørgensen and he wrote books about different nordic airforces and also different models of planes. His company was called Nordic Airpower. He left behind a huge collection of photographs both digital and physical. I've tried going through some of them, but we are talking in the thousands maybe even hundred of thousands. As i cant really judge them in any way myself, i've locked them off in a secure location, but i'm not quite sure what to with them. My mom talked about either donating them, or selling them if they have any value. I'm wondering if big aviation photography collections have any real value?
 
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Re: Value in photograph collections

Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:42 pm

Hi Ulrik,

My condolences to you and your family. I remember Jan's name from back in the day and especially have always admired his Air-2-Air photos (his photos: https://www.airliners.net/search?user=15251).

There are still many people who own collections like the one you're describing and every once in a while someone asks a similar question. I'd say there is still some monetary value in them, but I would assume it's very small and I have no idea how much or what a standard/usual amount it. Either way, in my opinion such collections itself are invaluable pieces of history that should not go to waste. So whatever you decide to do with them, I hope they end up in good hands.

All the best!

Kas
 
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Re: Value in photograph collections

Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:03 am

airkas1 wrote:
Hi Ulrik,

My condolences to you and your family. I remember Jan's name from back in the day and especially have always admired his Air-2-Air photos (his photos: https://www.airliners.net/search?user=15251).

There are still many people who own collections like the one you're describing and every once in a while someone asks a similar question. I'd say there is still some monetary value in them, but I would assume it's very small and I have no idea how much or what a standard/usual amount it. Either way, in my opinion such collections itself are invaluable pieces of history that should not go to waste. So whatever you decide to do with them, I hope they end up in good hands.

All the best!

Kas


Damn i did not realize some of his picture were on here. That is so cool. And thank you for the answer, i think we may just end up donating them since they will essentially just wither away if we keep them.
 
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Re: Value in photograph collections

Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:46 pm

Hi Ulrik,

Just sent you a PM.

Good luck,
Andres
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