• I have been collecting and specializing in Argus photographic items for the past 35 years.
  • I have listed items which I am particularly interested in buying.  The price after each of the items listed is what I will pay if the item if it is in EXCELLENT CONDITION or better. 
  •  I am interested in all of these items in ANY CONDITION (even items only for parts) but I will pay less if they are not in at least Excellent Condition. 
  • I will pay a premium price for any of these items in the original Argus box.
  • THIS IS NOT AN ALL INCLUSIVE LISTING.  Please contact me if you believe you have a rare Argus item for sale.
  • I will buy one or one hundred items.
  • Please email me at ArgusCollector@yahoo.com.  I will get back with you as quickly as I can.  Feel free to call me at 801-388-3432 or 801-782-0333. 
  • I am ALWAYS interested in ALL RARE or UNUSUAL Argus item!

***WANTED***WANTED***WANTED***WANTED***WANTED***

Cameras:

    • MODEL A with serial numbers lower than 1360. ($100)
    • MODEL A with the white or cream body. ($3,000)
    • MODEL A marked “MINCA”, “CINTAR”, or “MINCA CINTAR” on the lens ring. ($400)
    • MODEL A3 black military model. ($3,000)
    • MODEL A with the DON focusing mount.  ($65)
    • MODEL B with the Prontor shutter. ($200)
    • MODEL CC or Colorcamera if it is the black military version with no meter on the top of camera. ($3,000)
    • MODEL C, C-2 or C-3 in the military olive drab color. ($3,000)
    • MODEL C with the F/S selector switch.  ($250)
    • MODEL C, C-2 or C-3 marked “MINCA” or “MINCA CINTAR” on the lens ring. ($300)
    • MODEL C-2 or C-3 marked in Meters instead of Feet around the focusing scale.  ($250)
    • MODEL C-3 that is FACTORY Gold Plated.  ($5,000)
    • MODEL C-3 and Super 75 in the School Use Kits.  These kits come with one C-3 and two Super 75 cameras.  Cameras will have a metal “For School Use” badge on the camera.  Price is for the kit.  ($300)
    • MODEL C-3 kit with the Bausch and Lomb 75mm lens.  Camera and lens come in the box.  Box is marked with a silver sticker stating the camera comes with the Bausch and Lomb 75mm lens.  ($300)
    • Argus C-3 kit with the C-3 camera, 35mm Sandmar lens, 100mm Sandmar lens and Argus C-3 gadget bag.  ($300)
    • Model C-3 Golden Shield Match-Matic in the box.  I am NOT interested in the camera alone.  I am only interested in the camera in the box or the box alone.  ($300)
    • MODEL D or “Argus Automatic.”  This camera looks somewhat similar to the Argus Model K but it may have a spring loaded film winder and/or other modifications. ($3,000)
    • MODEL EXAR which is similar to the Model K but the camera is labeled simply “EXAR.”   ($3,000)
    • MODEL K which will be simply marked “K” (it is NOT marked “MODEL K”). ($3,000)
    • MODEL K with a serial number below 1020 or serial numbers above 3200. ($195)
    • MODEL K with an “ARGUS” plate on the inside of camera.  ($195)
    • Argoflex II. ($750)
    • MODEL 21 or Markfinder with the lens focusing scale around the lens barrel marked in feet AND in meters ($250)
    • C-4 with simulated alligator covering in red, brown, blue, or green WITH the matching case. ($400)
    • C-4 with the Black Anodized Body and Lens. ($700)
    • MODEL 75 with a White or Cream colored body. ($3,000)
    • Autronic camera labeled on the top of the camera with "Autronic A35" or "Autronic II 240" or "Autronic Model 240.”  ($75)
    • Argus A-four with the accessory handbag/purse in green, blue or tan. ($400)
    • MODEL 374 Electronic transparent camera.  ($100)
    • Underwater housings for the C-3, C-4, or C-44. ($200)
    • Argus C-44 presentation case.  This case has room for the camera, lenses, finder, and other accessories.  Price is for case, camera, and other items.  ($150)
    • Arguskit which includes the Model A camera with matching accessories in a cabinet style case.  ($400)
    • Any Prototype camera such as C-5, Argus Stereo Camera (the METAL camera and NOT the plastic camera), Model 12, Model D,  EXAR, etc.  ($3,000 and higher!)
    • Any rare or unusual camera not listed. (BIG BUCKS!)

Accessories: 

    • MODEL A Microscope adaptor made by Argus.  ($500)
    • MODEL C, C-2 or C-3 Microscope adaptor made by Argus.  ($500)
    • Photar light meter marked either “MINCA” or “MINCA CINTAR.” ($150)
    • Argus microfilm/microfiche viewer. ($300)
    • DON focusing mount for the Argus A.  ($50)
    • MODEL K boxes that are MINT. ($100)
    • MODEL C (NOT C-2 or C-3) boxes that are MINT. ($75)
    • Some Model C-2 boxes that are MINT.  ($50)
    • Argus camera boxes with the “MERRY CHRISTMAS” paper ribbon that are MINT.  ($50 and higher)
    • Argus military boxes. ($40 and higher)
    • Arguspan 35mm film or 828 film (NOT 127 film). ($25)
    • First Argus Tripod (NOT the modern versions) and/or the tilt top head for the Argus tripod and/or the case for the Argus tripod.  I will buy tripod items individually.  ($200 for all three items)
    • Instruction books for the Model K, C-3 with F/S selector, Golden Shield and other rare models.  ($25)
    • Argus or International Industries Incorporated (I.I.I. or III) Observation Scope in the military olive drab color and marked "M49 Observation Telescope."  With matching olive drab tripod and olive drab case.  ($500)
    • Argus CM-2 coupled light/exposure meter for the C-33 and C-44 cameras with the shutter speeds marked on the main part of the meter barrel and NOT on the meter’s shutter coupling dial.  ($75)
    • Old Argus binoculars.  I am NOT interested in the modern Argus binoculars. ($50 and higher)
    • Any rare or unusual accessory not listed.  (BIG BUCKS!)

Lenses:

    • Black Sandmar 35mm and 100 mm in the clear plastic bubble case for the C-3. ($25)
    • Bausch and Lomb 75mm lens for the C-3 WITH the matching 75mm metal mask AND matching case.  ($75)
    • Zeika lenses for C-3. ($50).  If marked “ARGUS” with the “G” blacked out ($100)
    • 53mm F/2.0 Screw Mount Lithagon lens for the C-3. ($500)
    • Stinheil 35mm f/2.8 Cintagon (NOT f/4.5) lens for the Argus C-44. ($500)
    • Any rare or unusual lens not listed.  (BIG BUCKS!)

Darkroom equipment:

    • 50mm f/3.5 Cintar ENLARGING LENS (NOT the lens for the camera-this is a specific lens is designed specifically for enlarging.). ($150)
    • Argus F-R kit with the model 75 camera which comes with miscellaneous darkroom equipment.  ($300)
    • Argus developing paper, developing chemicals, and similar developing items. ($40-$200)
    • Darkroom printers, dryers, and safelights.  ($50 and higher)
    • Argus enlargers if they are in the original box.  I am NOT interested in enlargers unless they are in the box.  ($200)
    • Any rare or unusual darkroom equipment not listed.  (BIG BUCKS!)

Miscellaneous Argus Item:

    • Argus Eyes publications, Argus Dealer News publications, Employee bulletins, Employee manuals, Employee service medals, letters to/from Argus, Argus envelopes, Argus calendars, other Argus publications, etc.   ($3 to $100)
    • Pens, pencils, cigarette lighters, letter openers, etc. with the Argus name and/or the Argus logo.  ($15 and higher)
    • Dealer signs, display mats, display stands, metal advertising signs, cardboard advertising signs, advertising clocks, employee badges, tie clips, team sport jerseys, etc.  ($5 to $250 and MORE!)
    • Annual reports, stock reports, stock certificates, etc.  ($5 to $100)
    • Desk clocks with the Argus logo.  ($100)
    • Advertising “GIANTS.”  These are display/advertising cameras that are approximately 5 times larger when compared to the actual camera.  They are made out of wood.  Includes the Model 40, Model 75, C-3, C-4, and A-4.   ($700)
    • Any rare or unusual Argus item not listed.  (BIG BUCKS!)

Miscellaneous Items Related To Argus: 

    • Kadette radios made by the International Radio Corporation in plastic (NOT wood).  ($100-$3,000)
    • Items made by the International Appliance Company or the International Radio Corporation like the Glide electric shaver, straight razors, safety razors or razor blades.  ($25 and up)


Thanks are extended to Wesley Furr, Phil Sterritt, Ron Norwood, Mike Reitsma, and Bob Kelly.
This web site is not affiliated with, or endorsed by The Argus Camera Company.

 

Please email photos of your items to:

ArgusCollector@yahoo.com

Feel free to call me as well at:

801.388.3432 or 801.782.0333