PHSNE Auctions

PHSNE holds two auctions each year. The largest is typically held in the spring for one day only and is known far and wide as the Photographica Show. A second, typically smaller, auction is held as a monthly meeting, usually in late fall or early winter. Both auctions are open to the public for bidding.

Auction Information

PHSNE Auction at Photographica #89 - April 23, 2022

Photographica is back, and so is the in-person PHSNE Auction with 100+ lots. The auction begins at 4:30PM Saturday, April 23, 2022. Find more Photographica details here.

Sales Tax:

Massachusetts requires PHSNE to collect the 6.25 percent state sales tax from buyers at the organization's auctions. If you plan on bidding in PHSNE-sponsored auctions and enjoy a tax exemption, you must provide PHSNE with a copy of your tax certificate. This is true whether you live in Massachusetts or some other state. The certificate number alone is not enough: Massachusetts requires PHSNE to have a copy of the actual certificate on file.

You need to provide the certificate only once; PHSNE will keep your certificate on file for reference at future auctions. You can mail or e-mail a copy of your certificate any time prior to an auction, or bring a copy with you to the auction. PHSNE is required to collect the 6.25% state sales tax from any winning bidder who does not have a certificate on file.

You may send a copy of your certificate to:

47 Calvary St
Waltham MA 02453

If you have further questions get in touch via our contact form.

Auction Lots and Information Updates

For updates to auction lots and information, the PHSNE Facebook page is a great resource.

Auction FAQs and Documents

Contact the show manager, John Dockery through our contact form for requirements and information on table reservations.

Consignment of items is open to the public, provided space and time are available at the auction as determined solely by PHSNE.

Yes, both auction events are open to the public. Anyone may place a bid.

You may download a copy of the Auction Terms and Conditions when they are updated. They will be linked below.

History of Photographica

The Photographica Show and Auction is the largest event of its kind in New England—a full-day celebration of photography. The first Trade Show took place just six months after PHSNE's founding in 1973, and this popular event continues to attract visitors, collectors, dealers, buyers, and sellers from New England, across the country and around the world.

PHSNE members, students, and the public can browse and buy images, antique and modern film cameras, lenses, and other photographic equipment and ephemera from the 19th-century to the present day. Just one day this year – don’t miss this show!

photographica show and auction


Bulletin Board

To the Dealers, Attendees, PHSNE Staff, Volunteers and the NNHS: 


You made PHOTOGRAPHICA 90 the best EVER!

Our 50th Anniversary Year Celebration Will Continue Throughout 2023

PHSNE May Meeting: Bernie Zelitch “Discovers” Lowell Photographer Annie Powell

Sunday, May 7, 2023 7:30PM on Zoom

June Meeting: PEM Curator Stephanie Tung

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 7:30PM on Zoom

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