Would you have any idea how to make use of this beautiful lot of 600 Zeiss Ikon, Nikon, Leica, Canon, Rollei and Kodak cameras from the 1880 to 1980 period? Great eBay auction. A 100% positive seller auctioning off a lot of 600 Vintage Cameras — see the auction here. Totally tempted to hit the Buy It Now button. Would have to sell wife and kids first, seriously though, with the right concept this lot might even be monetized. The cameras themselves might not be too valuable, but the sum of them, displayed at the right place, could be an interesting little attraction.
The ready-to-go museum collection fits into a large SUV and can be picked up in Wisconsin. Explains seller Todd:
This is a collection of approximately 600 cameras ranging in age from 1880 to 1980. It includes gear rarities and curiosities of Kodak, Zeiss Ikon (Ikonta), Canon, Nikon, Leica, Retina, Voigtländer, Minox, Hit, Polaroid, Revere, Rollei and many more. Most of the older cameras are in working order and most of the newer 35mm SLRs are NOT in working order.
The lot includes eight different Retinas, 10 different stereo cameras, 28 different twin-lens reflexes (three Rollei), a Luftwaffe Leica replica, an early Canon copy of Leica and two early Nikon copies of Leica as well as 37 different light meters, three early Graflex, 4×5 Crown Graphic with flash unit (uses screw in flash bulbs) and two Kodak 120 Medalist, three giant Kodak Instamatic dealer display / advertising pieces, and much more, such as some 40 different Polaroids and camera cases.
Seller Todd has a complete list if you have sincere interest in purchasing this certainly unique collection — he guesses its the 3rd or 4th largest camera museum in the world!
Time to act. Get yourself a camera museum right here.
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