[COLOR=DarkRed]Most people wouldn't have a clue how to use a Canonet, let alone a manual rangefinder, and there's only one camera shop in town which will take used equipment.[/COLOR]

Now you wouldn't happen to know the serial number of your Canonet? Does it have any distingishing marks. What's the chap in the camera shop like? I'd have a word with him just in case someone walks in with a certain Canonet, you never know.