70s Canon cameras

Canon Canonet QL17 & Canon auto zoom 518 Super 8 cameraCanon Canonet QL17 SLR, made in Japan 1970s
Canon Auto Zoom 518 Super 8, made in Japan 1967-1975

Two fantastic Canon camers: The Canonet QL17 [QL = Quick Load] was in its day the best selling fixed lens range finder ever made. It comes with its original manual, and is in full working condition. 35mm film is available, as are processing facilities.

Meanwhile, the Canon 518 Super 8 camera, comes with its original case, and has been tested as working with batteries. Super 8 film is available: see http://www.dvdinfinity.come.au/super_8.htm; and the manual is available online as a pdf.

Two superb cameras- in full working order: use for actual photography or pose as I have: gotta love that image of a photographic image!

The two cameras are for sale: $AUD175

Buy Now

Retro drinking glasses

retro drinking glassesRetro drinking glasses
made in Australia, c. 1950s

These funky glasses come in their original box. The cartoon images illustrate the hilarity that is the game of lawn bowls; the kitsch cartoons are somewhat offset by the lustre glass and the gold rings to the base and rim.

I can’t find a manufacturer for these glasses, nor the ‘artist’ –but can verify that the cartoon images were made in Australia. Who else would find the comic potential of a chicken on the green, or taking a golf club to the bowl? And this was clearly before women were allowed into the bowling club – gotta be the 50s!

For the lawn bowler in your life, or the collector of retro drinking glasses.

For sale: $AUD65

Buy Now