Sunday, 13 March 2011

Vintage Photos: how to restore old pictures quickly and cheaply

'Glass plates getting harder to find than they were even just a few years ago,' Alan says. 'But you can still findthem if you go to the right places.'
Alan visits boot sales, antique shops or markets such as that in Covent Garden where merchants often sell glass plates in bulk. 'Recently I bought a couple boxes at Covent Garden, which each contained 50 glass plates,' he says. 'I spent £140 in total, but that still works out to £1.40 each, which is less than a pint of beer or even a birthday card. Other times I can often get boxes for £20. eBay is great too, where the average price for a single glass plate is about £2 to £5.'



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