Amelia Earharts Leica for Sale on eBay
Old 03-11-2018   #1
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Amelia Earharts Leica for Sale on eBay

Well, well, well. Looks like quite the find here, lol. I'm sure some fun discussion can be had.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amelia-Ea...gAAOSweBFapAOe
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Old 03-11-2018   #2
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I wonder why she didn't take it with her on her flight around the world.

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Old 03-11-2018   #3
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When I want things to end up in museums I usually put them on eBay for £50,000 too. I would never contact a museum or two.
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Old 03-11-2018   #4
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I wish it were true and it may very well be true but provenance such as this is so hard to prove.

At that price provenance would have to be 100% concrete.

Like the idea though...fiddly to load? Surely our Amelia would be made of sterner stuff!
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Old 03-11-2018   #5
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I wonder why she didn't take it with her on her flight around the world.

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Haha, good one. Maybe she had many Leicas ... like many of us here past and present.
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I wonder why she didn't take it with her on her flight around the world.

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Cuz she knew how it would end up. Wanted it to be kept in safe hands, lol.
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Old 03-11-2018   #7
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I wonder why she didn't take it with her on her flight around the world.

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It probably needed a CLA.
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Old 03-11-2018   #8
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An interesting follow-up. Weird too.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/1...er_in_Glasgow/

I guess it didn't sell at the auction?
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At least the price is right-
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Old 03-11-2018   #11
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At least the price is right-
In 2017, McTear's Auctioneers *expected to reach between £10,000 and £15,000*, and didn't succeed, now Mr Wullie Macdonald's grandson Ian thinks he'll get £ 50,000...
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Old 03-11-2018   #12
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The story could be genuine, but I'm guessing grampa told a whopper.
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I wonder why she didn't take it with her on her flight around the world.

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Subjects like this and Erik's comment make me say
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They should dna test..or fingerprint it..lol..
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Old 03-11-2018   #15
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Shouldn't Amelia Earharts' Leica look like this?

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A CLA will sort that!
(from the Hindenburg?)

The Kodak Duo 620 is pretty but, in my limited experience, the Kodak Anastigmat lens is a bit of a contrast-free zone. Oddly, I have only ever seen two of these, and when I saw the second I had the first in my pocket with a film in!
Art-deco Kodak Duo-620 by gray1720, on Flickr

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In related news, I am selling an Olympus Stylus owned by Jesus.

(I bought it from him at the Pasadena City College flea market).
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Old 03-11-2018   #18
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I guess it WAS fiddly to load, trying to stuff an IXMOO in there!
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In related news, I am selling an Olympus Stylus owned by Jesus.

(I bought it from him at the Pasadena City College flea market).
I like to own Picasso's Fed 2 camera.

That would take some fine Cubist portraits in my opinion, may be even a few Blue Period ones too.
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I wonder why she didn't take it with her on her flight around the world.

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It was at Leica NJ "waiting for parts".
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Old 03-11-2018   #21
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In related news, I am selling an Olympus Stylus owned by Jesus.

(I bought it from him at the Pasadena City College flea market).
I picked up a very early photograph of Jesus in Turin Italy a while back.

Sorry, couldn't help my self...
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I read somewhere recently that human bones found in Pacific Ocean are thoughts to be hers’.
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Old 03-11-2018   #23
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I read somewhere recently that human bones found in Pacific Ocean are thoughts to be hersí.
So she leaves her Leica at home but travels with a sack of bones?
This is getting weirder all the time.
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Old 03-12-2018   #24
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I wish it were true and it may very well be true but provenance such as this is so hard to prove.

At that price provenance would have to be 100% concrete.

Like the idea though...fiddly to load? Surely our Amelia would be made of sterner stuff!
If it had solid provenance, the price would be quite a bit higher...
It begs the question why the seller hasn't put in some research instead of quoting a family legend. I would go searching for photographs of Amelia using a Leica, have a look at Leica's sales records, search the family history or more confirmation than a slip of paper with a signature, etc. After all, it might yield hundreds of thousands to do so.
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Also begs the question, if Amelia gifted the new Leica camera to the grandparents because she found it too "fiddly" to load, why does the camera look like it's been heavily used? Surely, with the publicity around her disappearance, had the grandparents known they had such a valuable piece of her history, they would never use the camera as a "daily driver".

I'm assuming, like my Irish grandmother, this person's grandparents were wonderful story tellers.

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The big question is whether or not Leica is willing to replace the corroded sensor...
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So how does Earhart's camera end up in the hands of a semi-literate? Does he also need a hand moving a Nigerian prince's money out of the country?
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When I want things to end up in museums I usually put them on eBay for £50,000 too. I would never contact a museum or two.
I'd rather sell something, pocket the money and let someone else put it in a museum
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If it had solid provenance, the price would be quite a bit higher...
It begs the question why the seller hasn't put in some research instead of quoting a family legend. I would go searching for photographs of Amelia using a Leica, have a look at Leica's sales records, search the family history or more confirmation than a slip of paper with a signature, etc. After all, it might yield hundreds of thousands to do so.
yeah but that takes work.
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What a coincidence isn't it ?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43323944
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Which begs the question - how much work is 450.000 $ worth? For me quite a bit
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Offer sent

I sent my offer already. I have my fingers crossed hoping that they will accept it.
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That camera has been heavily used. Maybe she bought it used. But, whatever the circumstances on an object such as this provenance is everything and as he admits he can not provide provenance other than a signed card. At this juncture it is legend not history.
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I was wondering, is that a Speed Graphic, the one the journalist to the right is holding?

https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/...-wiener_tvt7ma
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More accurately, the buyer is probably paying 50,000 GBP for a copy of Amelia Earhart's signature and some guy's grandpa's fiddly old camera.
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A CLA will sort that!
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The Kodak Duo 620 is pretty but, in my limited experience, the Kodak Anastigmat lens is a bit of a contrast-free zone. Oddly, I have only ever seen two of these, and when I saw the second I had the first in my pocket with a film in!
Art-deco Kodak Duo-620 by gray1720, on Flickr

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Nice camera. The Anastigmat lenses were top of the line and very sharp, it is possible that they were low contrast. That is why Kodak came up with the Ektars, which are really some of the best lenses, even today.
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Why would Earhart include a signed card when she gave away a camera she didn't like to a guy who picked up her laundry? I rarely include a signed card when I drop off stuff at the Goodwill.
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My aunt (grandmother figure of my family) told me she worked with Florence Nightingale and once rode a giraffe.
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My aunt (grandmother figure of my family) told me she worked with Florence Nightingale and once rode a giraffe.
And my grandparents had sabre-toothed tigers as pets.
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