Wow! This lifetime collection of 402 antique cameras could sell for $24,000

vintage camera auction
Complete camera collection (Image credit: Moden Decorative)

A collection of 402 vintage film cameras from the 19th and 20th Centuries are expected to sell for between £15,000 - £20,000 (approximately $18,200 - $24,300 / AU$26,500 - AU$35,500) at auction. This piece of photographic history includes cameras by brands still going strong today, such as Nikon and Canon, as well as companies that no longer exist, like Exakta. 

The auction is being held by Modern Decorative, an art and antique eCommerce startup that sources and sells art from France and Spain to interior designers and individuals. During the collector's career traveling the world, he acquired the 402 cameras included in the collection, many of which are still in exceptional condition. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.