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Old Dec 8, 2006, 6:40 PM   #1
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This is a Japanese pagoda lighter my dad brought back on his way home from Korea in 1952. Notice the "Made in occupied Japan" on the bottom. Nikon D-50 kit lens.

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Old Dec 8, 2006, 6:40 PM   #2
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Old Dec 8, 2006, 10:29 PM   #3
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Excellent job. My only comment is that there is nothing in the photo to give scale. In other words, I can't tell how large or small it is. On an object whose size is not known to the casual observer, include something in the photo to give it scale. This could be a coin, a small (6") ruler, or something else whose size is well known.

I used to take a lot of photos of antiques for my mother for appraisal purposes. I always put a ruler next to the object to show the size. She would then send the photos to Sotheby's Auction House in New York to get a price quote.

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Bob,

I don't know if you are aware, but the 'Nikko" lettering probably refers to a sumptious park in Japan that reflects the extraordinary beauty that can be found in the magnificent parks and temples dedicated to the former "Shoguns" or warlords.

Interesting historical article.

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Thank you Cal and Selvin! Cal, that is really a good tip when doing this type of photography. Selvin, thank you very much for the information on "Nikko", I love this forum as a learning tool as much as a photography tool.

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