Iconic movie cameras put collectors in the frame
Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 21st April, 2015
Two Swiss Bolex Paillard h-16 16mm reflex movie cameras are bound to set collector pulses racing when they are offered for auction from 9.30am Thursday April 23 by Young’s Auctions at 229 Camberwell Road, East Hawthorn.
Both cameras are in excellent condition and were first introduced by the company in 1933.
While no one remembers what the “h” stands for, it has become synonymous internationally with a versatile, compact, high quality camera and over the years outsold all other 16mm rivals.
All the h-16 basic features were so well selected and designed they withstood the test of time and were still present without significant change in spring driven cameras of the 1980s.
The auction has a range of Royal Doulton, Shelby and Royal Worcester, along with 1970s Arabia retro stoneware from Finland.
A Moorcroft jardinière will be of particular interest to auction goers and an extensive range of gold jewellery should excite jewellery lovers.
An art deco statue signed by Menneville is another attraction, while furniture buffs should consider a black Yamaha grand piano, the Grange and retro dining settings and brand new chest of drawers and beds.