Here's an ethics puzzler for the collected wisdom: over the weekend, I went to an antiques dealer to poke around. I saw some old photos that were of interest to me - a pair of cased tintypes. They were a little unusual in that both had photos in both sides of the gutta-percha cases. One was more unusual in that both photos were of men, whereas the other was more obviously a husband/wife pair. The photos were in good condition, not museum quality, and both sets were fairly small (1/8th plate or thereabouts). None of the subjects were identified. The dealer had them mis-labeled, one set as daguerreotypes, the other as ambrotypes, when in fact all four images were tintypes. He was asking some OUTRAGEOUS prices for them - ($175 and $195). The ethics question, then, is whether or not to say something to the dealer about mis-labelling the photos. On the one hand, saying nothing means that someone else coming along behind might be taken in and at the very least buy something for the wrong reasons, let alone get ripped off for the price. On the other, saying nothing lets the dealer stew in his own foolishness as any collector with half a brain will know the difference and not take him up on his price, and he'll reap the rewards of his ignorance. If you say something, though, the best case would be that the dealer would appreciate the education on the difference, and not make the same mistake in the future, perhaps saving him from overpaying on future photographs. Worst case, you piss off the dealer and he keeps his price high out of spite. What would you all do?