Selling antique cameras.

Step daughter inherited stuff from her grandfather. Cameras date from early 1900's to WW2. Most are clearly of no value but one is a wooden framed, glass negative camera and another is a pre WW2, Zeiss, 35mm.

She asked my help in selling them. I am not interested in the effort to photograph them for eBay. M.O.L. is a choice and Jamie says I have a free listing available (but I would pay for it anyway -thanks, Jamie).

Any thoughts?


Oh, also a balance beam, scale. Excellent condition with weights going up to a couple of ounces. With marijuana being legally sold now, the market for such scales has declined.


When I bought my house in SO, the seller left a bunch of old cameras in the basement. I joined a vintage camera collectors group on Facebook and offered to give them to anyone who would reimburse me for shipping. I couldn't be bothered with looking up values and trying to sell them, but I also didn't want to throw them away. Eventually they all found new homes. One even went to Australia. 

There's often interest in old non-working cameras for parts. Don't assume nobody will want them.


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

Step daughter inherited stuff from her grandfather. Cameras date from early 1900's to WW2. Most are clearly of no value but one is a wooden framed, glass negative camera and another is a pre WW2, Zeiss, 35mm.

She asked my help in selling them. I am not interested in the effort to photograph them for eBay. M.O.L. is a choice and Jamie says I have a free listing available (but I would pay for it anyway -thanks, Jamie).

Any thoughts?

Post them for sure.

I hate dealing with ebay. My recent effort is driving me crazy with strange $6 fees popping up and no customer service.

I can't wait to see these cameras.


—- after the heat wave 


Is One Stop Repair still operating? He might want them or might know someone who refurbishes vintage cameras. 


 @Formerlyjerseyjack

First thing would be to make and post a list of what’s available.

Where are these currently?


Wooden camera.. Scoviul Mfg. NY.


zeiss Ikon


For clarification, the photos are not an offer to sell.  Just a response to the request to see photos of the cameras.


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

For clarification, the photos are not an offer to sell.  Just a response to the request to see photos of the cameras.

I wonder if a company like Restoration Hardware would buy them. A very upscale furniture line that always has unusual antique items in their decor. Check out their catalogue.

https://www.bing.com/ck/a?!&&p=ec0fee72faff6425JmltdHM9MTY1ODU5MDA2NSZpZ3VpZD1mZTBmYzY3OC0yYTlkLTQwNTQtYjBiNS0yYzg3ZGQ3MzdiMzMmaW5zaWQ9NTIzMQ&ptn=3&hsh=3&fclid=00299126-0a9c-11ed-bf13-6ab20099550d&u=a1aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucmVzdG9yYXRpb25oYXJkd2FyZS5jb20vY2F0YWxvZy9zYWxlL2luZGV4LmpzcD9zYWxlPXRydWUmc2FsZT10cnVl&ntb=1

That wooden box camera is wonderful.



In order to add a comment – you must Join this community – Click here to do so.