Sounds like fun. Those shows can be fun or frustrating. Sounds like that one
started off frustrating and quickly became fun.
Yesterday (Saturday) I went to a yard sale put on by a member of our
collectors club. Like you, his "focus" was Nikon. Now he just keeps the ones
he uses. A few years ago he sold off his collection.
However, he had some items sitting around and wanted to get rid of them. I
picked up 50 original instruction manuals for various Nikon SLRs, mostly
Nikon F. He also had a cylindrical display case with a revolving interior -
he eventually talked me into taking it as well. As I was loading my
purchases in my car he brought over more stuff and loaded it in: a box of
Nikon related books, a few Nikon body and lens boxes, some Minolta camera
cases, new in the box and some after market camera cases for Nikon SLRs.
I remember him bringing some of his great cameras to meetings a few years
ago before he sold them. It was quite a collection.
From: idcc- [mailto:idcc-] On
Behalf Of Mike Symons
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 9:48 PM
Subject: [IDCC] Re: There are still bargains out there
Today I attended an Antique and Collectable show at a local recreation
center. When I first entered I was shocked at the number of empty tables
and the high proliferation of stamps/coins/books/sports cards/dolls, etc.
I thought I'd wasted the time waiting in line as well as my admission cost.
Then I saw the "gem" on a cluttered table down one side....a circa 1963-68
post-war black baby. Over my shoulder came an arm but I grabbed it first
and hung onto it. Beautiful condition....clean lenses, no case or front
caps, but priced right at $35.00. The dealer then took me around the back
of his counter (he knew me) and showed me some other cameras in a
box...mostly junk...except for a tan/chrome original Polaroid SX-70
"Alpa-1"...with the tripod socket.....$15.00. Great condition. Closes
flush and looks good. I paid him my $50.00.
Then at another table was a cheap looking Plastic "cheapie" Bakelite minicam
camera (more like a novelty camera) by Seymore Prod. Co. Chicago. Around
the lens was "Brenda Starr Club Reporter"....with a picture of a woman...in
beautiful condition. There was a tag "Make an offer". I honestly had no
idea of rarity or value but thought it was a bit different...so I offered
her $10.00....She countered back with $14.00. I pulled out my money
Note: Peter K....both the Rollei and the Seymore are 127!
Then as I was leaving the building I saw a box with a bunch of
meters...$5.00 each. I picked out 4 nice/working selenium cell
I left happy! A great 40 minutes shopping....!
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