What’s selling well? Rolleiflex cameras – 021022
Double-lens cameras were first developed around 1870. In the earlier plate
cameras, the photographer initially viewed the image on a screen of ground glass. After adjusting the camera and closing the objective aperture, the ground glass screen was swapped for the photographic plate. Finally, the picture could be taken.
Franke and Heidecke made dramatic progress in manufacturing a small TLR camera and released the Rolleiflex Original in 1928. The Rolleiflex Standard followed in 1932. It’s said that this model is the one that pushed Franke and Heidecke to the top of the TLR world.
Lot 405, a Rolleiflex Reflex camera, sold for £310 in last weekend’s Vintage and Collectable Cameras and Photographic Equipment auction.
If you have a collection of quality cameras in good condition and want to cash them in, give Bill Nelson a call or drop him an email.