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I have a Ricoh 35 mm camera that has not been used since 1967. I am unable to find a value for it or an age. The body is stamped # 36530 and the lens is tagged # 70573. Can anybody help me determine its age and value?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by coneslayer, mattdm, MikeW, Paul Cezanne, dpollitt Jul 10 '13 at 3:17

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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You might need to add some details. Ricoh made film cameras with M42 screw mounts as well as with the Pentax K-mount. Is there some model information such as KR-5 on it? Do you have unscrew the lens or is a bayonet style that you push a button and twist to release? –  John Cavan Mar 24 '13 at 20:31
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Could you maybe add a picture of the camera? This might help identification. –  Bart Arondson Mar 24 '13 at 22:40
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It is a pretty old camera. It will be more helpful to identify if you can post a picture of the camera. From the info you provided, it's hard to guess. I'd suggest that you can go through Ricoh camera products website and see whether there's any info which can help you. ricoh.com/r_dc –  Angela Kate Apr 23 '13 at 10:05
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wow that is a collectors' item. you should give more details on it, and they're right it is better if you can upload a photo of it. –  Jez'r 570 May 8 '13 at 8:49
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I think we need a picture or else this needs to be closed as just guessing. –  mattdm Jul 9 '13 at 23:36

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Camerapedia index of Ricoh gives us a lot of pre-1967 models. Since you don't give us any model names or pictures you can check this page to see which one is yours.

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My GF and I have a modest collection of old cameras scattered about the house. I bought an Argus Rangefinder is superb condition with form fitted leather case and light meter also in a leather case all for ... $35 on ebay.

You might get lucky and yours could be super rare but there really are a lot of old cameras out there and few want them.

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