Stroke? Time Capsule? Is there anything decent to be found here?

Discussion in 'Antiques and Collecting' started by sun of sand, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. sun of sand

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    I just saw this
    I have some money to spend but HATE spending large chunks at one time and this weekend I'm buying a bike


    Have any of you seen this auction?
    Lord

    It's freaking tomorrow and don't know crap about a lot of this stuff. Only thing that could save me from possibly making a fool out of myself would be the hundreds of folks likely to show up at such an event KNOWING what the stuff is and paying for it.
    Gotta be a veritable gold mine for some collector out there. Lots of the stuff is like-new if not BNIB.

    The cameras are great but I figure they'll go at or near market value
    -Which is great for the people selling the items-
    I'm thinking more like chemicals/paper/ ..those consumables. Perhaps some bargains to be found there. Too bad not kept cold, though. I'll attach a few pictures.
     
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    Uh, Son, you forgot to include a URL/description.
     
  3. sun of sand

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    I know
    Not sure I want to include, actually LOL


    Is this not the prettiest camera store you've ever seen?



    They're listing the "nicer cameras" on Ebay.
     

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  4. sun of sand

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    Some of the cameras will be at auction. 25 -or so- will be ebay auctions
    Which ones, I don't know. Leica will be Ebay and the rare -mostly german- cameras are ebay
    The speeds etc will probably remain. The lenses will probably remain.
    Still, lots of neat little christmas presents, perhaps.
     
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    One is still struggling to work out what you're talking about without any sort of link or reference to, uh, whatever it is you're talking about...


    Nice looking shop though.
     
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    I'm glad I am not the only one confused.
     
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    Apparently some camera store somewhere is going out of business. I think the OP has his eye on some stuff and doesn't want to share the info. At least that's my guess from the cryptic posts.
     
  8. Ole

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    Not really. My local second-hand camera shop is nicer, IMO. If you ever come here, go visit Antonio Stasi's camera shop. You'll agree, I'm sure!

    To be quite honest, I couldn't see any "treasures" in your pictures that would make me want to find out who and what this is.
     
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    Well, it's certainly better than anything near me now. But I'd like a nice operating, staying in business shop.
     
  10. sun of sand

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    Sorry
    The home is in Amherst, NY
    Old camera stores went out of business in 1980 and took inventory into basement


    http://www.pce.net/idag/Estate%20sale%20flyer.JPG
    I don't know if you can get to all the photos from there - haven't tried
    Link to ebay auction with links to Large photos of store, though ... http://cgi.ebay.com/1950s-RECTAFLEX-Standard-1300-camera-SUPERB-COND_W0QQitemZ120192563135QQihZ002QQcategoryZ67380QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem




    This is about the nicest pseudo store I've seen. It may not be that great to the old timers -those older than I
    I don't see this much stuff in one place. Lots of stuff there I've never seen before. Plenty -if not all- hasn't been handled in 30 years ..which can create its own problems but still
    It's not 30-50 years of use



    Ole, don't you own nearly 1 million cameras? LOL If those are all "treasures" your family will make a killing some day.
    Maybe you collect stuff that is just extremely rare but to me
    this stuff is pretty neat. And the chance to own a few of these things for less than ebay prices?
    Ole, how about a house swap? You come to Bergen, NY and I'll go visit Norway ..and your cameras.
    Of course, this Bergen is pronounced Bur-jin.

    I wasn't trying to make it sound like a museum full of priceless artifacts


    Flashbulbs that I use ..Pretty neat. Not anything that would blow ones socks off, though.