100 years of photographic history to go under hammer

Author: Richard Brewster | Posted: 22nd September, 2014

More than 100 years of photographic history will be highlighted in Leonard Joel’s cameras and photography auction from noon Thursday September 25 at 333 Malvern Road, South Yarra.

The oldest items on offer are 19th century hand painted magic lantern slides, then they proceed through the stereoscope era to what purists describe as the best 35mm camera ever made – the Leica M3.

According to objects, books and collectibles manager Sasa Mitic cameras are beginning to see a similar resurgence in popularity – similar to that currently being enjoyed by vinyl records.

“Now is a great time to buy before prices start to skyrocket,” he said. “There are great examples from 8mm, 16mm or even 9.5mm film cameras to ¼, ½, full plate, 35mm, 110mm or 120mm still cameras.”

The auction also contains photography and film books and posters.

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