Are there original Holgas and not originals?

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    Just wondering if the Holgas sold via Lomography for 45 euros +++ are different from the others sold via Ebay for example for 20 euros, so the double price is justified.
     
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    Last summer i visited a museum in New York (visited a lot of museums and galeries so I dont remember which one it was) which charged $85 for a Holga....
     
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    Lovely!

    Business as usual...
     
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    Original Holgas were made in Hong Kong. And they don't make them anymore. So in a way, every holga nowadays is a replica.
     
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    I'd be thrilled to just to see a picture of an orginal Holga. (A quick Google search yielded nothing.)
     
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    AFAIK the "original" models had a switch for 2 apertures (sunny/cloudy), but it didn't actually do anything (there are mods to make it work, though). I believe the current Holgas have a functioning aperture switch. Beyond that, the point of the Holga is that the plastic lens has variable flaws, so each one is somewhat unique anyway.