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Flints Auctions are to offer a 'pre-production' Compass camera 1936/37, with the serial number 1015. The camera, also known as the Compass I, was withdrawn after its initial public offering and buyers offered the redesigned Compass II camera. The Compass camera was the brainchild of the maverick designer and politician Noel Pemberton-Billing and manufactured by Le Coultre et Cie. According to the auctioneers this is the first time a Compass I has been offered at auction and it is estimated at £12,000-18,000. The sale takes place on 23 April 2022.
The Compass I differed from the Compass II in the following respects:
The differences and best description of the Compass camera was given by Dave Todd in a series of articles in Photographica World.
See the full description here: https://www.flintsauctions.com/auction/lot/lot-99---a-pre-productio...
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Auction sale of collectable cameras Keys Fine Art Auctions Aylsham, Norwich on 23rd April starting 10am. See link here for cameras: https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/keys-aylsham-...
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