[rollei_list] Re: Best forum/place to sell vintage gear?
- From: Don Williams <dwilli10@xxxxxxx>
- To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2017 20:04:31 -0500
At 03:20 PM 7/9/2017, Thor Legvold wrote, in part:
I'm planning on going through a few cupboards
worth of old gear - multiple old Nikons, a
Graphlex of some sort, a Contax IIa with range
of lenses all restored by Henry Scherer, plus
extra Voigtlander/Bessa body, some Kodak
booklets and such, a few old meters, all sorts
of random things Iâve inherited or picked up
over the years, and sell what I can.
It's sad out in the old-hard world. I also have
cupboards of Nikon, Contax, Rollei accessories,
whatever. Treasures to me, purchased with
hard-earned money . . . but the prices now I see
everywhere are disappointing.
The items I consider as jewels are just commodities to the outside world.
[I bought my first Rollei in Hong Kong in 1954, a
2.8C Xenotar (as I remember) with every accessory available at the time]
A few years back I made some serious profit in
selling a 3.5F - Rolleimarin IV to an ex-navy
diver who could appreciate the items. I later
found a place that specialized in updating
Rolleimarin's and their offers (to others, I wasn't selling) were very low.
To me a Contax RTS with gold-plated bottom (A
factory demo) is indeed a treasure. Same for a
Nikormat with wonderful lenses, but only to me.
Not long ago I simply gave a late Argus to
someone who seemed to be interested in curating(?) it.
Still, I'll have to take the hits. as we all will. Wish us luck.
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