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Hi I have inherited an antique camera, details on a plaque

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Hi

I have inherited an antique camera, details on a plaque on the back of the camera state that it is "The Kings Own" followed by " London Stereoscopic Co. 106 &XXXXX London W, British Manufacture"

From doing a bit of research on it I understand that this particular camera is the model of c1907

I have some images of the camera is this helps

I was wondering what the value of this vintage camera would be.

Many thanks

Euan
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Frank replied 3 years ago.
Hello and Welcome Euan,
My name is Frank, I am a Personal Property Appraiser and would be happy to assist you with your question.
Your "King's Own" Tropical camera would have been produced by what was originally The London Stereoscopic Photographic Company LTD who opened there doors for production circa 1854. Later changed to just London Stereoscopic Co became a major producer of Stereoscopic images and lenses.
Your "King's Own" folding Camera produced circa 1907 with teak case is a highly collectible camera that in excellent condition would retail between 1800-2100USD.
In a secondary market setting such as an auction you may be looking at between 1000-1400 USD based on not only the condition, but also your regional demand.
If there are any damages to the camera either mechanical or cosmetic, this would detract from the resale value.
I hope this information was helpful to you today Euan,
Best of luck with your antique camera,
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Thank You,
Frank
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