Tag Archives: auction

a wonderful view

Toronto. Throughout the 1800s and into the early 1900s, the view camera was a popular camera design. Everyone knew a wooden box and bellows on a tripod meant a photographer was at work! The view camera was rather simple in … Continue reading

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the perfect bid

Toronto. This post is courtesy of Sonja Pushchak. It involves a bid in an Austrian auction reported in a British society’s newsletter (Tailboard). The post title is a riff on the movie, “The  Perfect Storm” were the forces of mother nature … Continue reading

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watcha doin’?

Toronto. You may wonder why we are posting information on an  auction of, “Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments” by an outside auction house (Bonhams). Well it may surprise many of you but some PHSC members collect more than cameras and … Continue reading

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it’s a barnum and bailey world

Toronto. Collectors of images may find new additions for their collections at the Port Colborne auction today. The two day event (Saturday and Sunday) honours the memory of PHSC member, auction coordinator, and 1st VP, the late John Kantymir. All … Continue reading

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another Schacht-Travenar

Toronto. This is a second lens from the 1950s for use on the Lordomat. Remember that the Lordomat was made in Wetzlar by a company called called Leidolf who produced high quality 35mm cameras.  This lens is an f/4, 135mm focal … Continue reading

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Automat? What about a Lordomat 35mm lens?

Toronto. If you like watching old movies, you have likely seen the famous Automat cafeteria in NYC. These automated restaurants were threatened and often ‘ate’ up by by the growth of fast food outlets. Sadly our camera industry was no … Continue reading

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a heck of a lens

Toronto. The 5cm, f/2.5 Hektor was the first ‘fast’ lens produced by Leitz for the Leica. The mount was much like its stable-mate. the 5cm, f/3.5 Elmar. About 10,000 were made, most before 1938. Production records show the beginning year … Continue reading

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number 27 by ZOOM!

Toronto. Can you believe it? We held our twenty-seventh  executive meeting via ZOOM last Wednesday evening. We welcome Ms Katrin Faridani to the PHSC executive. Katrin is our new Newsletter editor! The MAY EVENT was held on the evening of … Continue reading

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greasing the game

Toronto. Our friends at the Daguerreian Society are hosting an on line fair on the 14th and 15th of this month. Here is another chance to augment your collection. Daguerreian Society members can see the lot items before the auction. … Continue reading

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spring auction May 7, 2022

Toronto.  Spring is in the air and we are holding our FIRST INDOOR AUCTION since COVID raised its ugly head! Remember, its a SURE sign of spring when we host our (PHSC) spring auction! This year we will be holding … Continue reading

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