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Treasure Hunt 8/16/2018


08/22/18



Dear Donna,
While cleaning my deceased mother’s home, I came across an old Eastman Kodak camera. It states on a label that it uses Film No. 116. I would be interested in perhaps an estimate and to hear your general thoughts.
Wayne 
 
Dear Wayne, 
Your Eastman Kodak camera was known as a Brownie style camera. The number 116 was for the kind of film to use in it.  It was a very popular style when it was out in the early 1900s. It was an inexpensive and easy camera for its time. The story behind the Brownie camera is an interesting one, so I would recommend doing some follow-up research. But I can say that it was named after characters in a cartoon back then.
The camera is not hard to find around these days because it was so popular then. You know the rule: If they are easy to acquire they don’t seem to bring a high value out in the secondary market. I have had several and prices are in the $10 range.
It’s a great conversation piece, though, and as I said, the history is interesting. 
 
 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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