Monday, March 13, 2006
On March 13th 2006, Paul Daniels sold a film camera for a wopping £1015! That's more than a grand!
It must be a pretty serious bit of kit. It went under the title "BOLEX H16EL 400ft magazine KERN Vario-Switar lens etc" which doesn't mean a great deal to me... but the picture of it looks like an old-fashioned movie camera. I'm guessing it actually shoots film and not video or anything like that.
Paul goes into further description of the item telling potential buyers that they were bidding for a Bolex H16 EL (presumably the camera) plus a 400ft magazine (presumably that's the length of film it can take?) plus a KERN Vario-Switar 1:2/12,5-100mm multicoated lens (?) and Many Accessories which he then lists as: Four Gelatin Filters, Lens Back-Cap, Three Bolex Lens fittings, 12-24v Input for Bolex Cameras, Remote cable, 2 extender cables, empty spool, Ni CD Power Pack adapted for fast charging in leather shoulder strapped carrying case, large round lens hood, Bolex Battery Charger, larger Bolex Rapid Battery Charger, Bolex Accessories Brochure, small booklet of tables of focal lengths of lens, instruction manual for the 400ft magazine and a manual on the camera itself explaining its capabilities.
All of it is in a FITTED Carrying Case approximately 24" x 20" x 8" (Paul added the emphasis on FITTED, not me)
The only thing that could put potential bidders off would be the fact that the tripod pictured was not included in the auction - Paul was very clear about pointing that out so as to best avoid confusion.
There was a lot of bidding for the item starting at a frankly ridiculous £2 which was offered by both ima120 and daryl3585. photo_cine77 then entered the fray and bid £50 before releafer came on the scene. His initial leading bid of £100 was pushed up to £120 then £130 before maclexsteam briefly took the lead with £151. silviobonomi was leading the pack with £250 but £255 from malik78692 was enough to wrest that from him. But silviobonomi wasn't in any mood to be defeated so he came back with £300. He was defeated though when his old foe malik78692 stepped back in with £315. He was then pushed to £375 and then beaten by a £400 bid from ramonbust. ask.dr.nick then charged in with £410 but ramonbust stole it back with £450. This bid was then stretched first to £500 then £600 before barnfold34 was allowed to briefly dream of owning with Bolex with a cheeky £602.99 bid. ramonbust clearly didn't like that kind of messing around as he then came in with a big leap and £800. His bid rose to £900, £950 and even £955 before right at the end destined212 stole it away with that massive £1015 bid. Well done destined212. Well done Paul Daniels. ebay watchers might be interested to observe that ramonbust is no longer registered with ebay. Hmmm... it would be wrong to speculate but often that hints at some kind of wrong-doing. Like I say though, it would be wrong to speculate.
Anyway, this is a huge result for little Paul Daniels and I'm sure he was absolutely delighted to make over a thousand pounds on ebay.
destined212 was certainly delighted with the whole thing... his feedback says, "This guy is excellent! Great communication and a great purchase!" I can't find Paul's feedback so right now I can't say what he thinks of it all. I will update this page as and when it becomes clearer.
I'm sure Paul will enjoy spending his £1015. Not a lot!