[rollei_list] Re: News from the DHW-Rollei-Insolvency Auction

  • From: Gene Johnson <genej2ster@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:27:06 -0700

Dirk thanks for the insider view. End of an era

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:54 PM, <Dirk-Roger.Schmitt@xxxxxx> wrote:

I am just back from the auction.
To say, there was no option to get a good camera or lens.
All lenses and cams were production samples, with wear from testing, and
even it was not known whether they worked. No warranty for working.
Also, all the bids on lots which included cameras or lenses were
ridiculously high. People thought it was the last chance to get a
Rolleiflex. But if you look to EBay,
you find a lot off much more affordable offers. I did not make any bid on
any camera. Would been completely senseless. Anyway, only very few bodies
with wear and no know functionality were offered.
I bought a Zeiss microscope, the measuring collection of Lot 1193 (it
looks like Mr. Heidecke worked himself with it), an original Rollei power
supply and a lot of framed photos.

I was bidding on the 6 auto collimators they sold, but they got out for
over 300 Euros each, which was over my limit.

Regards

Dirk




Dirk-Roger Schmitt


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Von: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Thor Legvold
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. April 2015 17:43
An: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [rollei_list] Re: DHW-Rollei-Insolvency Auction

Lots 654, 661 and 1077 all included complete cameras, as far as I can
tell. My German’s pretty rusty though, maybe I misunderstood.

Thor

On 21 Apr 2015, at 13:24, Dirk-Roger.Schmitt@xxxxxx wrote:

Nobody knows.

Anyway, complete cams and lenses are not on sale.
The stock seems to sold separately.

Dirk

Beste Grüße, Best Regards,
Dirk-Roger Schmitt.

Sent from my mobile phone.
Von: Thor Legvold
Gesendet: ‎21.‎04.‎2015 12:29
An: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [rollei_list] Re: DHW-Rollei-Insolvency Auction

I haven’t seen a fax machine in at least 10 years.

Anyway it’s a bit late now. As much as I’d like to get a HY6…

I wonder what will happen to support and service? Will they reform in a
new company, as before, to continue offering Rollei branded equipment and
service existing gear?

Thor

On 21 Apr 2015, at 11:07, Dirk-Roger.Schmitt@xxxxxx wrote:

You Can bid by fax.

Beste Grüße, Best Regards,
Dirk-Roger Schmitt.

Sent from my mobile phone.
Von: Thor Legvold
Gesendet: ‎21.‎04.‎2015 10:31
An: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [rollei_list] Re: DHW-Rollei-Insolvency Auction

I was hoping that it was an online auction and that I could put in a
few bids on some gear I’d like, but it looks like you have to actually be
there.

Thor


On 21 Apr 2015, at 09:19, Dirk-Roger.Schmitt@xxxxxx wrote:

Brett, the price starts at 50. Question is where the bidding ends.
Also the shipping cost to Australia?

Beste Grüße, Best Regards,
Dirk-Roger Schmitt.

Sent from my mobile phone.
Von: Brett Rogers
Gesendet: ‎21.‎04.‎2015 09:11
An: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: [rollei_list] Re: DHW-Rollei-Insolvency Auction

Dirk,
I understand in order to purchase you actually have to be there. I'd
love an auto collimator myself for the princley sum of 50 EU. If the
collection and transportation of two instead of one would not be a major
inconvenience I'd be most obliged if you could get me one, please. Can send
payment via Paypal immediately. I'd attend myself but it's a fair trip from
Australia...

I'm an infrequent contributor to the list, but well known over at
Rangefinder Forum where I always do my best to help owners with Rollei
queries or problems.
Cheers,
Brett

From: Dirk-Roger.Schmitt@xxxxxx
To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [rollei_list] DHW-Rollei-Insolvency Auction
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:09:18 +0000

Unfortunately,
I have very bad news.

The Insolvency Sale starts on Tuesday.

http://www.proventura.de//insolvenzversteigerung-des-kameraherstel
lers-dhw-fototechnik-gmbh-ehem.-franke--heidecke-gmbh-salzdahlumer
-str.-196-38126-braunschweig-finale-liste-online/auction/2669/bild
katalog/seite/19/#bildkatalog


I had a visit today at the factory. EVERYTHING is sold by Tuesday in
an auction. There were a lot of visitors from all over Europe, from Cyprus
to Lithuania, a lot of Rollei enthusiasts.
The auction on Tuesday will blow up the tears. But there is no
alternative.
I met at the factory the former R&D Head of Rollei Fototechnic, and
we had a joint tour.
We saw the drilling and grinding workshop, the optical assembly
lines and final testing lines. All looked as they were left yesterday. A
lot of partly assembled HY6 and TLR could be seen on the assembly lines.
We went to the LARGE cellar of Rollei, like catacombs. There are
plenty of rooms which have never visited for the last 30 years! They are
full of single lenses, lense blankets, parts for TLR, test equipment and so
on.
The collection of the last - at least - 30 years which nobody used
anymore.
We visited the shelter, under in the cellar, which was built during
WWII. It is also full of old stuff. All is going out by tomorrow, and for
a lot of valuable items nobody will take care about. They all will be go to
trash.
Personally, I will try to bid for an autocollimator. They still have
plenty of them. They have been built in the 1960s in batches of hundreds by
Rollei directly. They are going out for 50 Euros.

IT IS VERY SAD!

I hoped, there would be somebody found who would take all items in a
batch to continue, but this did not happen.

I take numerous of photos which I will display later on.

Best regards, and God bless some people from former DHW which still
want to continue.


Regards

Dirk


Dirk-Roger Schmitt

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