Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by jcdeboever, Mar 1, 2018.
$125.00, in an antique store wondow. Nikon FM, 35 f/2D, Acros 100
I bought a 2.25x3.25 "Baby" Speed Graphic a couple years ago...kinda' fun thing to shoot. Not sure what model your store window camera model was.
I didn't dare go in an inquire, I would have walked out with it. I seen the price tag though. The camera itself looks to be in good order but the case has seen better days for sure. It's been there a while. Last time I was in there, it was on the floor with a bunch of Polaroids and Argus bricks. Heck, the lens and board is probably worth that price.
Man I'm so jealous, I never see any camera equipment in antique stores or thrift stores.
Go into a college town near you. I see a lot but most is common, non working, fungus, shutter jammed stuff. I've had decent luck in thrift stores near big campus and upper/middle class neighborhood thrift stores.
During our travels that's one of our past times is checking out flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops. I did find a guy at a flea market in FL that had a large booth of nothing but old camera equipment. His prices were really high though.
There are large film camera "Expos" out here, filled with wonderful old stuff, but no bargains. I have a Speed Graphic which I took from the newspaper.
PS- JC ... you have enough film cameras!
The wife would agree
Lol. I didn't see that guy walking by. Strange, it looks like he has an antique football helmet on. Very strange, I swear I didn't see anyone around.
I was given a Rolleiflex 3.5 E2 a few years ago, it needed a CLA despite having only had about a dozen films through it since new, the lubricants had dried out. Rollei UK valued it at around £700 in about 2002 if it had a CLA, and I was offered cash for it in 2010 at a Sunday street market in an affluent area (Ludlow). The stallholder quickly realised I wasn't interested in selling it and said he could easily sell it for £700, it is in near mint condition despite it's age.
There's too many variables with Rolleiflex TLRs, I did buy a second around 3 years ago at a Cllectors Fair and Flea Market - it's an Automat (MXV) with Opton Tessar in good working order for £75 ($103) and that was a bargain.
This thread is about a Pacemaker Graphic, we don't know what size of whether it's a Crown or Speed, their prices are all over the place you can get good ones dirt cheap and see similar sell for 4 or even 5 times the prices. The Quarter plate ones are the cheapest as they are the least practical to use.
I used to have the digital version of the 2x3.
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