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 1,000's of classic, antique, contemporary and digital cameras, photo equipment,books and images for sale.

Exhibitor Table Registration Form is on homepage or available by e-mailing Fred Fragassi at 

Do you have old equipment taking up space in your basement or attic ?? Now is the time to get rid of it. It may  be worth money $$$
Free appraisals from dealers; camera check may be available.  

For more show information contact the above e-mail address or phone number.

The International Camera and Image Show is sponsored by the CHICAGO PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTORS SOCIETY, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1971, chartered in the State of Illinois. Unlike the flea markets that are encountered every weekend, the Chicago Photographic Collectors Society has since its inception, presented trade shows and exhibitions that feature the finest dealers and collectors of photographica of both national and international markets. This is the place to see, buy, sell or trade antique, classic, contemporary and digital photographic equipment. You'll find cameras, lenses, images, books, stereo-cards and more, on display.

  • Many tables loaded with classic, antique, and contemporary cameras, lens, photo accessories, images and books all for sale by dealers from around the U.S.,Canada and Japan.
  • This is the premier show in the Midwest!
  • You may have treasure collecting dust in your closet or basement !!!!
  • Bring your used cameras and photo equipment that you wish to sell for FREE appraisals.  Is it trash or treasure?  Find out from the experts!
  • Meet Robert Rotoloni, President of the Nikon Historical Society, internationally known expert and author of The Complete Nikon Rangefinder System. He will have signed copies available for $100.00 each at the show.

Cased Images Preservation and Access Project
The Society in observance of its 25th Anniversary, provided the funding of the Cased Images Preservation and Access Project at the Chicago Historical Society, now in progress nearing completion by the millennium. these are one of a kind historic images and would have been lost forever due to chemical deterioration. They will now be accessible to the public for research. 

Remember that nifty German camera that your Granddad brought back from World War II? Or the one that dad picked up later from Japan? And what ever happened to Uncle Mike's big old folding camera that made those large Postcard-size pictures, or the little box camera your Aunt Alice used at those family picnics long long ago? You may find them at our Show! 

Interested in 35mm cameras? The German Leica Luxus models of 1926-31, with their gilt finish and colored lizard skin covering (less then 95 are known) are currently valued at $25,000 with a 1931 version recently auctioned off for $45,000 at Christie's in London. Other Leica models are more reasonably priced. That All-American favorite, the Argus Model C3 camera with almost 3 million sold, can usually be found for $15 to $25 dollars, while the 1937 Argus Model B - only 1,000 made, will cost you about $175 and that unique Argus Model K of 1939 may be had for almost $500! An early Nikon SLR camera from their first year of production, 1959 (about 784,000 Nikon F models were made), will cost you about $1,500 and if it is a Nikon F made for NASA, you can have one for $3,000 to $4,000. Some later Nikon cameras such as the Models FM, FG and FE can be found for under $200. Attend our Show!

Remember the Kodak Brownie? The first version of this children's box camera, introduced in 1900 and made for only four months, is now valued at $800 to $1,000, and while the improved model that followed, may cost you up to $150, the almost 100 different Kodak cameras that have carried the Brownie name for some 80 years can be found for an average price range of $10 to $25. You may see some at our Show!

Is your interest old photographs? A daguerreotype image, the first photographic process announced in 1839, can be found for as little as $25 to $35 in the sixth plate size (2 3/4" X 3 1/4"). A tintype taken by some sidewalk photographer in the 1930s or '40s may be priced at less than $5, and while a silver gelatin print of the work of a noted photographer of the recent past may cost thousands, other photographs of historical note are most affordable! 

Are you into 3-D? The three dimensional effect of depth can be experienced the old fashion way - by viewing stereo photographs, commonly called Stereo-cards with a stereoscope viewer. Beginning about a 150 years ago, this was a popular family entertainment, besides the Victrola (wind-up record player) in the front parlor. In those pre-movie, pre-radio, pre TV, and pre-VCR days, you could see the devastation of our Civil War and the Chicago Fire, travel around the world to exotic places, study a botanical series or enjoy vignettes of your favorite theatrical personalities, all from your armchair! Travel scenes produced by Keystone or Underwood in the 1930s can be found at $2 to $5 a card, while special subjects such as World War I or later-day travel themes can cost up to $15 to $20 each, and a set of four glass plate stereo images of President Lincoln sold not long ago at auction for $2,000!

Accomodations, Parking & Contact Info

Directions to and from Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore: 
Located on Touhy Ave. and Niles Center Road, just west of Edens Expressway

Parking:  There is FREE Parking for over 400 cars at the Hotel.

Accommodations at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore:  For room rates call 847-679-8900.

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