Polaroid Question

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by rodrickreidsma, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. rodrickreidsma

    rodrickreidsma Member

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    I'm planning on attending an auction this weekend where there will be some Polaroid up for grabs. From the pics on the auctioneers website it appears there is some 55, 59, and 79. Probably just one box of each (at least it appears as such from the pictures posted).

    The question is, is it usable? If so, is it worth much? I'd hate to get all excited and bid up on it only to find it's completely worthless.
     
  2. andrewkirkby

    andrewkirkby Member

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    Usable? Probably. Working according to original specification... Probably not

    It all depends on how it was stores. Maybe fine that out.

    As for price... Maybe 20 per box?
     
  3. frobozz

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    That stuff is a crapshoot at this point, but people are paying *significantly* higher than $20 a box for 55 purported to be stored kindly.

    Duncan
     
  4. dentkimterry

    dentkimterry Subscriber

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    I just opened a box of type 59 that was dated 1999. Developer was dried up in all of them. You can see stains where it leaked out of the chemical pods. Luckily I didn't pay anything for the box.................

    Terry
     
  5. jnanian

    jnanian Advertiser Advertiser

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    if you don't mind hand processing your #55 ...
    just shoot it like a readyload ...