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13-06-2011 07:48 AM
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Hi group;

Today I attended an Antique and Collectable show at a local recreation center. When I first entered I was shocked at the number of empty tables and the high proliferation of stamps/coins/books/sports cards/dolls, etc. I thought I'd wasted the time waiting in line as well as my admission cost.

Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa 1963-68 post-war black baby. Over my shoulder came an arm but I grabbed it first and hung onto it. Beautiful condition....clean lenses, no case or front caps, but priced right at $35.00. The dealer then took me around the back of his counter (he knew me) and showed me some other cameras in a box...mostly junk...except for a tan/chrome original Polaroid SX-70 "Alpa-1"...with the tripod socket.....$15.00. Great condition. Closes flush and looks good. I paid him my $50.00.

Then at another table was a cheap looking Plastic "cheapie" Bakelite minicam camera (more like a novelty camera) by Seymore Prod. Co. Chicago. Around the lens was "Brenda Starr Club Reporter"....with a picture of a woman...in beautiful condition. There was a tag "Make an offer". I honestly had no idea of rarity or value but thought it was a bit different...so I offered her $10.00....She countered back with $14.00. I pulled out my money quickly.

Note: Peter K....both the Rollei and the Seymore are 127!

Then as I was leaving the building I saw a box with a bunch of meters...$5.00 each. I picked out 4 nice/working selenium cell maters...some unusual.

I left happy! A great 40 minutes shopping....!

Cheers,

Mike

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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"Nikon Collector"
#403-1190 View Street,
Victoria, B.C.
Canada
V8V 3M1
Tel- 250-383-6456
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13-06-2011 08:15 AM
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Mike

I picked up two Topcon RE-Supers, with 1.4/58 and 1.8/58 lenses (one
camera has a broken advance lever so if anyone has a spare please let me
know) plus 35mm and 135mm lenses and a host of Topcon and other
accessories including a Topcon magnifying viewfinder, and in another box
were two unused but slightly dusty boxed sets of SX-70 accessories, a
new SX-70 leather case in box, Novoflex bellows and slide copier with
Balflex 4.5/60 lens in Alpa mount plus boxed Alpa body cap, numerous
near new Time Life photography books and yearbooks, some still shrink
wrapped, books on photography, BJA almanacs etc. Despite my downsizing
drive the price was right and I get to keep the few bits I want and
recoup all my outlay, the usual buyer's regret at the additional work
this means notwithstanding.

Cheers!

Marcel

On 13/06/2011 1:48 PM, Mike Symons wrote:
> Hi group;
>
> Today I attended an Antique and Collectable show at a local recreation center. When I first entered I was shocked at the number of empty tables and the high proliferation of stamps/coins/books/sports cards/dolls, etc. I thought I'd wasted the time waiting in line as well as my admission cost.
>
> Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa 1963-68 post-war black baby. Over my shoulder came an arm but I grabbed it first and hung onto it. Beautiful condition....clean lenses, no case or front caps, but priced right at $35.00. The dealer then took me around the back of his counter (he knew me) and showed me some other cameras in a box...mostly junk...except for a tan/chrome original Polaroid SX-70 "Alpa-1"...with the tripod socket.....$15.00. Great condition. Closes flush and looks good. I paid him my $50.00.
>
> Then at another table was a cheap looking Plastic "cheapie" Bakelite minicam camera (more like a novelty camera) by Seymore Prod. Co. Chicago. Around the lens was "Brenda Starr Club Reporter"....with a picture of a woman...in beautiful condition. There was a tag "Make an offer". I honestly had no idea of rarity or value but thought it was a bit different...so I offered her $10.00....She countered back with $14.00. I pulled out my money quickly.
>
> Note: Peter K....both the Rollei and the Seymore are 127!
>
> Then as I was leaving the building I saw a box with a bunch of meters...$5.00 each. I picked out 4 nice/working selenium cell maters...some unusual.
>
> I left happy! A great 40 minutes shopping....!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mike
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Mike H. Symons.
> "Nikon Collector"
> #403-1190 View Street,
> Victoria, B.C.
> Canada
> V8V 3M1
> Tel- 250-383-6456





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13-06-2011 08:50 AM
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Mike,

Sounds like fun. Those shows can be fun or frustrating. Sounds like that one
started off frustrating and quickly became fun.

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to a yard sale put on by a member of our
collectors club. Like you, his "focus" was Nikon. Now he just keeps the ones
he uses. A few years ago he sold off his collection.

However, he had some items sitting around and wanted to get rid of them. I
picked up 50 original instruction manuals for various Nikon SLRs, mostly
Nikon F. He also had a cylindrical display case with a revolving interior -
he eventually talked me into taking it as well. As I was loading my
purchases in my car he brought over more stuff and loaded it in: a box of
Nikon related books, a few Nikon body and lens boxes, some Minolta camera
cases, new in the box and some after market camera cases for Nikon SLRs.

I remember him bringing some of his great cameras to meetings a few years
ago before he sold them. It was quite a collection.

Mandell


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 9:48 PM
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Subject: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there

Hi group;

Today I attended an Antique and Collectable show at a local recreation
center. When I first entered I was shocked at the number of empty tables
and the high proliferation of stamps/coins/books/sports cards/dolls, etc.
I thought I'd wasted the time waiting in line as well as my admission cost.


Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa 1963-68
post-war black baby. Over my shoulder came an arm but I grabbed it first
and hung onto it. Beautiful condition....clean lenses, no case or front
caps, but priced right at $35.00. The dealer then took me around the back
of his counter (he knew me) and showed me some other cameras in a
box...mostly junk...except for a tan/chrome original Polaroid SX-70
"Alpa-1"...with the tripod socket.....$15.00. Great condition. Closes
flush and looks good. I paid him my $50.00.

Then at another table was a cheap looking Plastic "cheapie" Bakelite minicam
camera (more like a novelty camera) by Seymore Prod. Co. Chicago. Around
the lens was "Brenda Starr Club Reporter"....with a picture of a woman...in
beautiful condition. There was a tag "Make an offer". I honestly had no
idea of rarity or value but thought it was a bit different...so I offered
her $10.00....She countered back with $14.00. I pulled out my money
quickly.

Note: Peter K....both the Rollei and the Seymore are 127!

Then as I was leaving the building I saw a box with a bunch of
meters...$5.00 each. I picked out 4 nice/working selenium cell
maters...some unusual.

I left happy! A great 40 minutes shopping....!

Cheers,

Mike

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13-06-2011 09:21 AM
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I didn't find a whole lot on my weekend, but I did turn up a digital
camera/binocular combination for $10 at a local thrift store, in mint condition,
complete with software. Last weekend I picked up a nearly perfect
Celluloid cabinet card album for $3.00, perfect intact pages and only one tiny
nick on a corner of the cover.

Mike in Omaha
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13-06-2011 09:25 AM
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"Black baby" what?

Bill in Seattle


In a message dated 6/12/2011 8:48:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
writes:

Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa 1963-68
post-war black baby.
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13-06-2011 10:12 AM
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Bill, this is a not too common 4x4cm Rolleiflex...
Best,

Lew in Rio.



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> "Black baby" what?
>
> Bill in Seattle
>
>
> In a message dated 6/12/2011 8:48:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
>
> Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa
> 1963-68
> post-war black baby.
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13-06-2011 04:35 PM
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Hi Bill et al;

Yes, my mistake or the original post. That find should have been stated as
a "post-war (1963-68) black baby Rolleiflex...with the 60mm/f3.5 Schneider
Xenar lens". Sorry for the misinterpretation...

One other purchase of note was an interesting pair of Ross-London "13x40
Prinz" binoculars in the case. They are decently built but the size
(13x40) seems to be a bit odd. On the inside lid of the case it states
"Ross-Prinz" making me believe that they could have a Japanese
connection......but for $7.00 I couldn't pass up the opportunity! Any one
of you esteemed optical collectors (especially the Brits) know anything
about these binoculars. They are very nicely built.

Cheers,

Mike
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mike H. Symons.
"Nikon Collector"
#403-1190 View Street,
Victoria, B.C.
Canada
V8V 3M1
Tel- 250-383-6456
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To: <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there


> "Black baby" what?
>
> Bill in Seattle
>
>
> In a message dated 6/12/2011 8:48:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
>
> Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa
> 1963-68
> post-war black baby.
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13-06-2011 05:18 PM
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Only a lead that you may want to follow up was that from the 1960's onwards
Prinz was a trademark used by Dixons - a major UK Photo retailer - run by
Stanley Kalms. The dates are about right for when Ross were supplying lenses
and optical items (inc binoculars) to other companies as well as under their
own name. - see Ross (optics) in Wikipedia and Ross in Camerapedia.

Nick

-----Original Message-----
From: idcc- [mailto:idcc-] On
Behalf Of Mike Symons
Sent: 13 June 2011 13:35
To: Internet Directory of Camera Collectors
Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there

Hi Bill et al;

Yes, my mistake or the original post. That find should have been stated as

a "post-war (1963-68) black baby Rolleiflex...with the 60mm/f3.5 Schneider
Xenar lens". Sorry for the misinterpretation...

One other purchase of note was an interesting pair of Ross-London "13x40
Prinz" binoculars in the case. They are decently built but the size
(13x40) seems to be a bit odd. On the inside lid of the case it states
"Ross-Prinz" making me believe that they could have a Japanese
connection......but for $7.00 I couldn't pass up the opportunity! Any one

of you esteemed optical collectors (especially the Brits) know anything
about these binoculars. They are very nicely built.

Cheers,

Mike
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mike H. Symons.
"Nikon Collector"
#403-1190 View Street,
Victoria, B.C.
Canada
V8V 3M1
Tel- 250-383-6456
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Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there


> "Black baby" what?
>
> Bill in Seattle
>
>
> In a message dated 6/12/2011 8:48:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
>
> Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa
> 1963-68
> post-war black baby.
> _______________________________________________
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13-06-2011 05:29 PM
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Yes a bit more digging found this

http://objectwiki.sciencemuseum.org.uk/wiki/Ross_Prismatic_Binoculars

Nick

-----Original Message-----
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Behalf Of Mike Symons
Sent: 13 June 2011 13:35
To: Internet Directory of Camera Collectors
Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there

Hi Bill et al;

Yes, my mistake or the original post. That find should have been stated as

a "post-war (1963-68) black baby Rolleiflex...with the 60mm/f3.5 Schneider
Xenar lens". Sorry for the misinterpretation...

One other purchase of note was an interesting pair of Ross-London "13x40
Prinz" binoculars in the case. They are decently built but the size
(13x40) seems to be a bit odd. On the inside lid of the case it states
"Ross-Prinz" making me believe that they could have a Japanese
connection......but for $7.00 I couldn't pass up the opportunity! Any one

of you esteemed optical collectors (especially the Brits) know anything
about these binoculars. They are very nicely built.

Cheers,

Mike
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mike H. Symons.
"Nikon Collector"
#403-1190 View Street,
Victoria, B.C.
Canada
V8V 3M1
Tel- 250-383-6456
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Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there


> "Black baby" what?
>
> Bill in Seattle
>
>
> In a message dated 6/12/2011 8:48:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
>
> Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa
> 1963-68
> post-war black baby.
> _______________________________________________
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13-06-2011 06:46 PM
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Hi Nick;

Good stuff.....! Sounds like a cheaper/pedestrian line by the famous
optical company...."Ross".

Cheers,

Mike
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mike H. Symons.
"Nikon Collector"
#403-1190 View Street,
Victoria, B.C.
Canada
V8V 3M1
Tel- 250-383-6456
----- Original Message -----
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To: "'Mike Symons'" <>; "'Internet Directory of Camera
Collectors'" <>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2011 6:18 AM
Subject: RE: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there


> Only a lead that you may want to follow up was that from the 1960's
> onwards
> Prinz was a trademark used by Dixons - a major UK Photo retailer - run by
> Stanley Kalms. The dates are about right for when Ross were supplying
> lenses
> and optical items (inc binoculars) to other companies as well as under
> their
> own name. - see Ross (optics) in Wikipedia and Ross in Camerapedia.
>
> Nick
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: idcc- [mailto:idcc-] On
> Behalf Of Mike Symons
> Sent: 13 June 2011 13:35
> To: Internet Directory of Camera Collectors
> Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there
>
> Hi Bill et al;
>
> Yes, my mistake or the original post. That find should have been stated
> as
>
> a "post-war (1963-68) black baby Rolleiflex...with the 60mm/f3.5 Schneider
> Xenar lens". Sorry for the misinterpretation...
>
> One other purchase of note was an interesting pair of Ross-London "13x40
> Prinz" binoculars in the case. They are decently built but the size
> (13x40) seems to be a bit odd. On the inside lid of the case it states
> "Ross-Prinz" making me believe that they could have a Japanese
> connection......but for $7.00 I couldn't pass up the opportunity! Any
> one
>
> of you esteemed optical collectors (especially the Brits) know anything
> about these binoculars. They are very nicely built.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mike
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Mike H. Symons.
> "Nikon Collector"
> #403-1190 View Street,
> Victoria, B.C.
> Canada
> V8V 3M1
> Tel- 250-383-6456
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> Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there
>
>
>> "Black baby" what?
>>
>> Bill in Seattle
>>
>>
>> In a message dated 6/12/2011 8:48:14 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
>> writes:
>>
>> Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa
>> 1963-68
>> post-war black baby.
>> _______________________________________________
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