The Kodak collection


by Bellamy /

2 min read

This could be the ultimate kodak collection
Well, I went to the camera show yesterday, and this is what I found. Quite possibly one of the best collections of Kodak film and memorabilia around. This is the personal collection of a very good friend of mine, which spans over 30 years of collecting from all over the world. The owner is a passionate cameraman and has been at the helm of one most famous camera stores in Japan for over 50 years, giving him unique access to many of the items that cannot be found anywhere else.

When you look at the collection you realize that it just keeps on going, on and on. There are original tokens, measuring jugs, oil lamp projectors, unopened cans of developer…..the list just goes on and on. There was a whole glass case just filled with this stuff. Even books, super 8 film mascots, patches everything that you can imagine. This is a film collectors dream come true.

If you look closely you can even see a kodak pill case to keep your medicine in, how cool is that? Oh, and that red thing? That is an original unopened darkroom lamp in the paper case from over 40 years ago! I doubt even Kodak has one of these.

All of the film is completely unused, never been opened, there is even compass camera film and sheet ektachrome. This is the collection to end all collections. And now he is selling it! Yup, it is all going. The thing is, how do you sell a collection like this? Where do you sell a collection like this? Well, if you are interested in it you can contact me and I can help you get hold of it. But be warned, this is not cheap, not even slightly, this is a lifetime collection which is worthy of a museum.

I am really proud to know people like this, who collect and love film and cameras as much as this, you can really see the passion that has gone into this collection. Seeing this really was a highlight for me.


2 comments on “The Kodak collection”

    efix September 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm / Reply


    Harry french October 10, 2013 at 7:38 am / Reply

    Hi, I live in the uk, I have got a film collection from around the world dating between 1915-1945, there are 9 canisters which have notes inside saying what is on them, it is footage of Singapore harbour, raffles hotel, Malay mosque, Singapore vine yards, Calcutta, Bombay, Cairo, pyramids and many more places, they are all on Kodak reels, also I have a Kodascope film which has kids films written inside dated 1944 I can’t make out what the writing says but I believe it says Aladdin, also I have on kodagraph originals of Felix the cat – Felix all puzzled and easy street – Charlie Chaplin.

    Let me know if you are interested, all the best.

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