Pricing Collectible Cameras

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Mitica100, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. Lisakay

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    I recently started collecting vintage cameras. My husband got me my first one for Christmas, and after that it kind of took off. We get a lot of them from flea markets. They are all pretty cool. I don't have any plans to sell any of them, but it's nice to be able to look them up and see what they are potentially worth.


     
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    Prices depend a lot on condition, "user condition" cameras will sell for a small fraction of one that is mint in the box. With that stated- I've picked up Leica's in "antique" shops for $15 each. So you never know, and there are some knowledgeable members on this forum that love looking at pictures of cameras.
     
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    Like that 'photographic apparatus' in the prior post that I hadn't seen before.

    It doesn't seem like that many cameras have a particularly high value as collectibles (except Leicas for $15! oohhh...) but once you get started you may never stop. I have more than enough but seem to always find just one more...
     
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    I don't collect them in hopes of reselling. I just do it because I'm a photographer and enjoy old cameras from the past. I agree with vintagesnaps that once you get started collecting you may never stop. Just when I think I have enough, I always find one more I like and always walk out with it.
     
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    It's always good to know when you are looking at a bargain, or an overpriced piece of junk. Many antique store and thrift shop managers can't tell the difference, and there is a lot of overpriced junk in the shelves.

    It's kind of like coin collecting years ago- you could get some really rare and valuable coins in pocket change. It's been years since I've seen a "Wheat Penny" or Liberty Head dime in change. Better odds of walking in on a Leica or Voigtlander on a shelf.
     
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    Patrice No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow, I could get a D800 if I could find a buyer for 3 or 4 of mine. Big if.

    I'll hang to them for a bit yet. Maybe my youngest daughter could get a year's worth of college tuition in 6 or 7 years.
     
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    I paid for the M Monochrom and M9 by selling vintage lenses and some cameras. I work on the lenses, so it was "time spent"- but it is also fun to take a 75 year old lens and make it work on a different camera than it was built for.
     
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    Hello..I'm new to the forum. I have many older SLR cameras, lenses, filters, photography manuals, magazines and other misc. photographic equipment I inherited from my brother's estate. He was a newspaper photographer and collector of many things, not least of which was cameras. Admittedly, i am not anywhere near to being knowledgeable about the worth of these cameras. i have about 75 cameras and maybe 50 lenses. I am wanting to sell the equipment and need to find out what they are worth. I hope someone on here can help in this regard. I'm not sure where to go from here. Any help will be appreciated.
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    Make a list and then go look at the completed sales on ebay. If some items are rare or have not been traded or sold in a while then check on vintage camera sites.
     
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    Thank you for your suggestion..I'll try it.
     
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    Antique: MILITARY OMEGA 120 SIMMON BROTHERS - HELP with PRICING!!

    So, my grandfather just passed away and I found that he has this camera. I'm looking to sell it and I was wondering how much it was worth. Help anyone??!!
     
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    Looking for a ball park $ Canon vt deluxe (vtdz) with 50mm 1.5 lens, 35mm 2.8, 100mm 3.5, 135mm 3.5, and 85mm 1.9 all have rangefinders but the 50mm also have caps and uv filters
     

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