Inherited Vintage WWII German Camera

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  1. rsmaruba

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    I recently inherited a Luftwaffen-Eigentum Robot camera with lens. Serial Number F56572-6. Trying to find out the value of this camera in order to possibly sell. Thanks in advance!
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    Nice guide but.....Really only worth what someone is willing to pay.
     
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    Collectiblend prices tend to be all over the place. A search of sold cameras on Ebay will give you a better idea - condition will be everything. If it is in good cosmetic condition as well as good working order. The Luftwaffen-Eigentum Robot cameras should fetch a premium over the standard versions. Don't be tempted to sell the lens separately as you are likely to sell neither.
     
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    ^ ditto
     
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    For what it's worth, there are supposedly more fakes than actual models of this camera.
     
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    Any guides on how to tell the fake from the genuine article?
     
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    Serial number should start with an 'F' (flieger) and 'Luftwaffen-Eigentum' should be engraved both inside the back and inside the lens. That doesn't mean it is genuine, but those three missing says it is a fake. The serial number of yours seems to be in the right general range.

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    Robot cameras used by Luftwaffe are less likely to be fake with the inscription on them as described in the posts above. Leicas bearing a Luftwaffe engraving are fakes.
     
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