Old Stock Agencies Never Die – Imagestate Liquidated Again

Posted on 3/20/2015 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (1)

Under the title “Imagestate Media Partners Limited – In Liquidation” the Joint Liquidator in the UK reported on 6 March 2015 that Imagestate had been liquidated.

Simon Harris was appointed liquidator on 14 January 2013. (These things move slowly!) Members and creditors can see Harris’ annual report to members at www.resolvegroupuk.com/creditors. The firm code is: RP, and the access code is: mm73dm92sk. For further questions contact: wnzrf.gubzcfba@erfbyirtebhccho.pbz.

For those who have been in this industry for a while, and would like to wonder down memory lane a series of stories about Imagestate’s previous closing and dissolutions are listed below.

Big Question

Have any of the image creators who placed their image on consignment with Imagestate, or any of the companies it acquired, ever had their images returned?  What happened to those images?

ImageState To Close – Again   2/1/2012

Onpricestock Adds Redhot Footage    10/6/2008

Imagestate Media Launches imagestateoneprice.com    4/30/2008

Sorting Out Imagestate   11/5/2007

Imagestate Scheduled for Dissolution  10/24/2007

ImageState Update 12/5/2006

ImageState Split Up     5/17/2006

ImageState 2004 Results     1/4/2005

Sloppy Bookkeeping: The Uniphoto Experience

This story lists a lot of stock agency acquisitions in the last couple of decades. Do you know where the images you originally placed with one of these agencies can be found now?

Stock Agency Acquisitions

Copyright © 2015 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of www.selling-stock.com, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to: http://www.jimpickerell.com/Curriculum-Vitae.aspx.  


  • Guy Marché Posted Mar 21, 2015
    March 2015 :
    Pictures still not returned :
    IMAGESTATE : 1.649
    PICTOR : 4.605
    SPECTRUM : 3.551

    Total : 9.805 original images


    Guy Marché
    La Photothèque SGM - France

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