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c1947-1952. 127 film, 3x4cm exposures, strut-folding camera. Before 1947 was known as Derby-Lux. 50mm lens: Gallix f/3.5, Berthiot Flor f/2.8, Saphir-Boyer f3.5, or Saphir-Boyer f2.8.

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by Madd10 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:58 am

A Derby lux with BOYER PARIS SAPHIR 50 mm f 2.8 (SN 250059) was sold on Ebay (20 March 2015) for a whopping EUR 1.319,00. If you want to check it out it is item n° 301561554766.
gallus boyer 2.8.JPG
Sold for 1.319 Euro on 20th of March 2015

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by John Kratz » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:11 am

Just to clarify - it was indeed a Derlux and not a Derby-Lux.

...and I don't know why someone would be willing to pay that much for one!

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by Madd10 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:18 am

Sorry, should have been Derlux :oops:
The last bidder had a 0 rating on EBay - so no transactions but before that there were also bidders pushing the price up to 1,000 Euro. Amazing.

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by mauro.corneo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:10 am

the object is no longer on ebay (I do not find) :?:

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by Daniel C » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:22 am

The camera shown on this page may be a Derlux....or a Derby Lux!
This model from Gallus, when released on the market, was first named Derby-Lux and very soon after this release was renamed Derlux.
The so-called Derby Lux is far more difficult to find than the Derlux
Looking at the front of the device, it is impossible to distinguish the Derlux from the Derby lux.
The name of the camera is indicated on the Depth of field table on the back of the device.

Gallus - Derby Lux small.jpg
Gallus - Derby Lux low def 004.jpg

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by Coll.phot » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:06 am

Here is a video of my Gallus Derlux

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by scrann1 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:07 am

I have a Gallus Derlux No 19792 in good condition which I wish to sell, could any one advise its age, were to sell it and an approx. value.

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by Madd10 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:22 am

I think the price range listed on Collectiblend is quite accurate, my estimate is around 150 US$,
Your serial number seems quite high (at least compared to my camera), so probably a later model (the camera was produced between 1947 and 1952).
You could try selling on Ebay which is the cheapest option. Catawiki ... /wednesday is a good option too.

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