I should bring the Speed with me to London next time I go and sell it there. Shoot. What else have I got that will fetch a high price there and fit in my luggage??? Do you folks like American bubble gum? How about ball bearings? Guinea pigs?
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You could easily fund a week or so in the UK by coming over with some carefully chosen LF gear and selling it. Remember that aside from the quite high postage on larger items we (UK/EU) often get charged Import duty & VAT on the item & the postage, which can add another 21% approx, soon to rise by another 2½% in the UK.
I was lucky I paid no taxes on the 3 Speed/Crown Graphics or a Busch Pressman I've bought from the US. In fact apart from two 10x8 Agfa Ansco's which were large packages I've only paid duty/VAT on 2 smaller packages ot of well over 50, both were LF lenses.
Wade, I figured he was happy! The most recent price I've seen (and I see about 1 or 2 for sale a year in Sweden) is US$560. So, anyone having a spare Speed for less than 200 with shipping, bring em on! I'd love another one to replace the one I foolishly sold 6 years ago.
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