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Crown Graphic 105mm 1941

 
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Marty one



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Crown Graphic 105mm 1941 Reply with quote

I'm trying to find what this camera is worth ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a Crown Graphic made in 1941, it's worth it's weight in gold.
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Marty one



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:16 am    Post subject: Crown Graphic Reply with quote

I have a Crown Graphic 105mm w/ Kodak Ektar lens, heliar F:3.7.
1941. I have more information on how I figured out the date also flash attachments, instruction book and the original carrying case it came in.

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Les



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Officially they didn't make Crown Graphic cameras (essentially a Speed Graphic without the focal plane shutter) until after WWII.

So you either have a Miniature Speed Graphic with the 105 Heliar
or
a custom made Speed Graphic without the focal plane shutter (yes they did make them)

Mini Speed prices have fallen lately, the Heliar is the perceived best, certainly the most expensive new, lens that could be had on a Mini Speed, but the Graphic (or worse Graflex) back limits it's value to shooters. If you have a replacement Graflok back then you probably have the most valuable Mini Speed on the market.

Even then I'd say it was a very good day to get $250 for it. Without the Graflok back things fall quickly.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Marty one
what is the S# on both the camera & the lens
that is what we need to know what you have
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Marty one



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:58 pm    Post subject: Crown Graphic Reply with quote

Camera serial # 732987 , lens serial #EC1021
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The serial number of the camera dates it to '47-50, the lens is from '41
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Marty one
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