Click away – cameras at auction


John Taylors, Louth
Collectables, Antiques, Furniture, Ceramics, Clocks, Pictures and Jewellery,
Tue 29th June, 10am

Hunters, Skegness
Auction Sale,
Thu 17th June, 9.30am

Robert Bell & Co, Horncastle
Online only – entries being accepted. Period & Modern Household Furniture & Effects,
Wed 30th June, 10am.

Golding Young, Bourne
Collective Sale, Wed 2nd & Thu 3rd June, 10am.
Bourne Toy, Transport
& Automobilia Sale
Wed 23rd June, 10am.

Golding Young, Grantham
Collective Sale, Wed 9th & Thu 10th June, 10am.

Golding Young, Lincoln
Collective Sale, Wed 16th & Thu 17th June, 10am.

Batemans of Stamford
Fine Art, Antiques and Specialist Collectors,
Sat 5th June, 10am.

Stamford Auction Rooms, Stamford
Part 1: Modern, Mid Century, Art Deco & Contemporary Art. Part 2: Fine Art, Ceramics, Jewellery & Silver, Sat 26th June, 10am. Online only.

Unique Auctions, Lincoln
Antiques & Collectors Auction, Fri 25th, Sat 26th
& Sun 27th June, 9am.

Please refer to the websites of each company to see the most recent updates on auction postponements and cancellations.

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June 2021

Cameras are a regular feature of collective auctions.

Owners are often reluctant to dispose of an old camera after the purchase of a new one but over time a household drawer becomes the unsuspecting camera collector’s storage – until there is a determined de-clutter and a consignment is sent to auction.

Regular standard cameras are normally sold in group lots for modest prices but at a recent auction in Lincoln there were some premium makes and models on offer.

Values for these top examples appear to be influenced by new retail prices and rarity. Condition is also an important factor.

Leica is a leading brand in the market and illustrated below are two lots sold at the auction for £1,700 and £3,000.

Other makes sold include a Hasselblad 501CM for £1,300, and a Pentax 67 which sold for £1,400.

Also shown below is a Rolleiflex which is a popular brand with models normally making modest prices but the Rolleiflex 2.8GX edition had a limited production of 1,500, and this rarity helped to push up the auction price to £1,700.

Full results on the camera collection can be found at

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