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1955. 35mm SLR camera. Also sold as the "Tower 22" by Sears. Some models may have elements from IA - those may be priced a little more.

Asahi: Asahiflex IIA camera

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Camera sales and other sources with added premiums,
converted and inflation-adjusted prices:
Date
Condition Price
 2016-12-03
 C+
 $218
 2016-11-19
 B-A
 $378
 2016-10-13
 3F
 $247
 2016-09-15
 3E
 $330
 2016-04-09
 5E
 $281
 2016-02-07
 B-
 $298
 2015-11-21
 B+
 $572
 2014-07-19
 3F
 $415
 2014-07-13
 5F
 $202
 2014-06-10
 3D
 $354
 2014-04-20
 3F
 $188
 2014-04-12
 4F
 $358
 2014-03-20
 3Z
 $226
 2014-03-18
 3F
 $328
 2014-03-16
 3Z
 $404
 2014-03-14
 3H
 $230
 2014-03-08
 5F
 $379
 2014-03-03
 3H
 $202
 2014-02-17
 2D
 $515
 2013-11-26
 5F
 $349
 2013-11-25
 5H
 $280
 2013-11-20
 3F
 $255
 2013-11-14
 3C
 $412
 2013-11-09
 3F
 $453
 2013-09-22
 5J
 $212
 2013-09-12
 4Z
 $315
 2013-09-08
 4J
 $108
 2013-08-04
 3J
 $147
 2013-08-02
 4F
 $283
 2013-08-02
 5J
 $170
 2013-07-28
 5F
 $250
 2013-06-20
 4H
 $248
 2013-06-16
 5F
 $443
 2013-06-16
 5F
 $443
 2013-05-26
 B
 $241
 2013-05-05
 5J
 $144
 2013-04-02
 4J
 $328
 2013-01-05
 5D
 $258
 2012-05-27
 B-
 $286
 2009-06-07
 B-A
 $267
 2008-06-15
 B-C
 $336
 2007-03-28
 B
 $443
 2006-11-11
 B
 $406
 2004-12-05
 B-C
 $490
 2003-02-28
 B
 $248
 2002-01-01
 B
 ~$235
 2014-06-23
 6G
(body only) $156
 2013-12-04
 4J
(body only) $206
 2013-08-29
 9J
(body only) $103
 2013-07-09
 5J
(body only) $132
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by minitw » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:14 pm

Please make note that the sale on July 19th is a rare variant of this camera and was also serial number 47500. This camera had elements of the original Asahiflex with arrow markings on the shutter dial and "Asahi Opt Co" embossed on the back. This is indeed not your standard Asahiflex IIA. Very few Asahiflex IIA's have elements belonging to the original Asahiflex. It's value is not reflected by the sale of normal Asahiflex IIA's.

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by diser » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:08 pm

True, too many original IA parts. Should we list this sale at all, or this is a one-off model?

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by minitw » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:07 am

Well, from what I understand when Asahi was pumping out these cameras there were a few models where certain elements crossed into the model just like this one. You clearly have an Asahiflex IIB, but they for some reason still put all the elements of an Asahiflex IA. And the more wacky thing is sometimes it was some, but not all. (i.e. they might have put arrows on the shutter dial, but not embossed the leather).

I think the point I want to make is that collectors should be aware of the differences. I would have to say that if I had a standard Asahiflex IIB and a Asahiflex IIB that was a cross between Asahiflex IA I would most certainly give more value to the latter just because there can't be that many of them out there like that.

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by diser » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:45 pm

OK, I added some notes to IIA and IIB descriptions.

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by Madd10 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:56 pm

Here is another link that may be useful if you want to identify different types of early Asahiflex cameras.
http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/8-pe ... tters.html

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