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I found a violin, Kodak Fiftieth Anniversary 1880/1930 box

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I found a violin, Kodak Fiftieth Anniversary 1880/1930 box camera, a metal St Nazaire matchbox, and a wooden S.W. Card Man'f'g Co box. Are they worth anything?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

We answer just one question per request, so you need to choose one of these items. If it is the violin you want me to appraise, please tell me the exact wording on the label in the violin.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The Kodak box camera is the main item.
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Okay, let's do that one!

This camera was issued to celebrate Kodak's 50th anniversary in 1930. As you can imagine, it was issued in enormous numbers, and everyone wanted one. Consequently, it is not rare. They are plentiful on the market. That's why only those in perfect condition with the original packaging command the highest prices.

Based on recent sales of this camera, if your camera is in excellent condition with no original packaging, its current retail (replacement or insurance) value is approximately $50. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount, or $20, depending on location and actual condition.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 12 months ago.


I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

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