Vest Pocket Kodak Special- so pretty

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  1. Heidi Rosser

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    My Vest Pocket Kodak Special has just arrived. I thought it was so pretty I had to share it.
    I purchased it on Friday from a local advertisment and managed to get it for an amazing price.
    Doing more research I now realise there were only 500 made by Kodak in 1930s.
    It's in amazing condition and the snakeskin covering is just like new.
    Just wondering if anyone knew the value of these today?

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    You would need a very big vest.........
     
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    It's not that big actually. It only measures 13cm x 6cm. Small and perfectly formed.
     
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    That's the VPK Special Luxus. Not many sales to compare. I've seen sellers ask $1,000+

    I don't know if they got that much.
     
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    Very nice. You get some great cameras down under :D

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    Condition is also important. Are the bellows light-tight, opitcs clean, shutter accurate?
     
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    Oooooh.....! And it still has the stylus. Now if they still made autographic film...
     
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    What film size did this use?
     
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    I think it takes 127 film.

    Yes it is amazing what cameras come up down under. Always on the look out for something unusual.
    I've done well this week even found a Roll-op ii with original manual.
     
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    It will be 127. Just looking at the Six-20 Kodak Pocket Junior I was give last month and that would almost fit in a shirt pockes, a 127 camera is that bit smaller still.

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    The 127 film format was created by Kodak for their Vest Pocket cameras. The film was also known as Vest Pocket film.
     
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