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I'd value a mint and perfect boxed specimen with original paperwork at anything up to $500, but a normally used one with no box, no instructions, could be as low as $100. A realistic price would be $150-250 depending on condition.
The postwar versions have a single coated lens, but they are still not as valuable as 1950s Zeiss Ikonta or Voigtlander Bessa models, which are considered the best folding rollfilm cameras for continued use with colour film today.
Thanks for the info and help!
I have a huge task ahead of me, as I am cleaning out the home I grew up in.
It's going on the market soon, and my Mom saved everything one person could possibly save in one house.
This camera is just one of the items.
There are THOUSANDS that I have no idea what any of them are worth.
The camera is in very good condition, and since Mom was a "saver" I'm sure I'll find all the paperwork that came with it.
When I get out the other camera's, I'm sure I will be back for more info.
This is a great site, and again thanks very much for your help!!
I hope most of the shots come out reasonably well, but I've had to guesstimate the timing and use an iPhone map for the metering and then I'm just not that good about keeping steady. It's fun playing with this old tech, and if it turns out decent results, I'll be impressed. It's pretty amazing to me that these mechanical devices can still work after so many years.
The Minolta has inspired me to look for something that works a bit better. I got an Agfa folder which has a more accurate shutter, so that's slightly easier to use.
Goodwood, what else did you find?
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