From what I can see, it's called the Dr Garry Scroop collection, and a bit of googling turns up that he's an adjunct professor of health sciences at UniSA, which certainly explains the microscope collection. I suppose from there he went to cameras via taking macro shots (hence the Leica 1f and a Rolleicopi. I'd never heard of one but it looks like a microscope-mounted Rollei TLR). And that's how any collection starts, but he obviously had the means (and the storage) to carry it through to the extreme.
I hadn't seen that news special (I tend to watch tv not very much, only cartoons, and especially not much on the commercial stations), but I did see that there's also a facebook page dedicated to the auction, and a recent link to the news story there.
Google Scholar would probably reveal a whole lot more if he is an Adjunct (or Associate) Professor. Very interesting tidbit.
There are a few pictures of goodies on the FB page... that I don't have a clue what I'm looking at! They no doubt pre-date me by a century, or more. And the bikes!? So many bikes! He sure is in-gear...sorry...
Just letting you know I attended the Auction on Sunday, the
turnout was alot less than I was Expecting. The room was only Half full !!!
There Was alot of online bidding which pushed up the prices on a number of lots.
overall somer things went higher than I expected, but alot of stuff went quite low in price.
I am now the proud owner of a Like new Rollei SL 66 outfit and a Phaubel Makina Type 3 Press camera Outfit
My buy of the day was a Boxed Leica Mini Tripod for $30.00 :D
I Didn't hang around for the Polaroid stuff as nothing really got me Excited.
Did any one else attend and spend Big ??
Congratulations, I am a big fan of the SL66 system.
The the rollei Sl66 is a very uncomon camera, I have only in the past seen 2 other ones for sale in Adelaide
one was traded at James Place, was very very used and had been a Studio camera. The other example was at
the Adelaide Photo Market this too was very Rough with lots of dents....I passed on that one too.
I am now learning how much anything for the camera costs !!!! :laugh: lenses are $400 upwards for a nice Example.
I was thinking of putting a bid on some of the Rolleiflex TLRs, but then would have had to organise a courier. Do you have some numbers on how much they went for? If they went cheap, we might see some on e**y.
If you go to Scammells
The Auction Cat is still avaliable....I wrote down all the Sale Price of most Items, if you give me a lot number I can look at my sheet.
Most of the 2.8 lens TLR's went for over $1000 the TeleRollei and the Wide Rollei went for :-$1200 and $2000
The Rollei Underwater Rolleimarin II in Housing ect went for ....$3200 :blink:
Most prices were quite reasonable as as everything was about as good as they get condition wise..... But some went much higher a price than anyone expected.
My Rollei SL66 outfit is "New in Box !!!" Condition and you would be hard pressed to find another......Yes I am going to devalue it an Take Photos :D
OK, good to know the seller got about market value for the collection.
A NIB SL66 - got to be happy with that! I've got a few Rollei 6008 cameras and lenses. As practical as they are, I still appreciate fine mechanical cameras like the SL66 and TLRs.
I'm glad I didn't know this was on. Interesting that we've had two huge camera-collections auctioned off in Adelaide in under a month.