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Collection of vintage stanhopes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
$500 - $800

Collection of vintage stanhopes






A collection of stanhopes of various designs, all with working glasses.

Included here are vintage stanhopes of various designs. most containing scenes of nature or various city landmarks, a few with short religious texts rather than a photographic scene. Stanhopes or Stanho-scopes are optical devices that enable the viewing of microphotographs without using a microscope. They were invented by René Dagron in 1857. 


  • Umbrella shaped sewing needle holder.
  • Wrting pen (with ink).
  • Metal-nibbed pen.
  • Nail file.
  • Cross symbol.
  • Lord's Prayer book (with The Lord's Prayer).
  • Ten Commandements book (with the Ten Commandments).
  • Two spyglasses (each with Lord's Prayer).
  • Bellows.
  • Two pairs of binoculars (each with different scene).
  • Rosary necklace.

Lot Amendments

Some general light wear, toning and rubbing, some scenes with bubbling to images; all pieces very good.

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