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    I think I have a problem.

    A box came in the mail today. In this box was an older Bergheil 9x12. When I put it in the drawer with all the other old folders I realized this is becoming a bit of a problem. How the hell did I become a collector anyway?



    From upper left, clockwise:

    1. Voigtlander bergheil (needs lens), green deluxe. Bought as a spare body as I expected the one I just received to be unusuable as it was described as really crummy. Unfortunately it works well, so I may have to sell this green one or try to track down a lens for it (anyone lookin'?).

    2. Voigtlander Avus 9x12 (skopar 13.5cm)

    3. Some kind of old kodak I bought for the roll of film in it (haven't developed yet).

    4. Voigtlander Bergheil (heliar 13.5cm)

    5. Contessa Picolette

    6. Vest Pocket Kodak Autographic w/ Anastigmat lens

    7. VPK Autographic model B

    8. VPK Autographic meniscus lens model
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    He He - A similar thing is happening to me at the moment ........ Recently started buying and selling cameras and equipment as a means to a little extra income. Problem is I can't bear to part with some (most) of them ! It's only been going a couple of months and I'm already running out of wall space in which to put up more shelves for displaying.

    Where does this thing usually end ??

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    Where does this thing usually end ??[/QUOTE]

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    It doesn't.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill spears View Post
    Where does this thing usually end ??
    Well, I'm up to 40 cameras or so ... :rolleyes:

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    Put an addition on your house.

    PE

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    I'm fortunate in that I can usually only afford to buy a new camera if I sell one, the exceptions being around tax return time and really cheap cameras. I just got a Kodak Folding Autographic Brownie #2 with achromat mesicus lens and Kodex shutter the other week and I'm anxiously awaiting some 120 film to run through it! I can see myself needing to build more shelving soon...

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    Gooooood looking......
    Congrad's !

    The reason why sellers put "crummy" or "for parts only" on a camera is to avoid complaints afterwards (and bad ratings).
    Nobody will be complaining about a camera that is better than described !

    Sorry, can not help you with the Bergheil....

    Peter

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    Having just come from the PHSNE show and sale, where I was helping a man try to "cut down his inventory." (At two car loads we made not even a small dent in the twice downsized collection of stuff he had left.) I can tell you that it never really ends. At the close of the show, he pointed sadly to the two new boxes of cameras he had just purchased.

    Enjoy it while you can. Collecting something like matchbooks makes you a bit suspect, collecting cameras makes you interesting. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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    the last cameras i got were gifts
    THANKS WHITEY!

    john

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill spears View Post
    Where does this thing usually end ??
    Presumably with a big estate sale
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