EU Customers: MINOX new products shipped from factory in Germany. No UK duty.
The advertisement from the 1939 edition of the British Almanac of Photography shows the outstnanding features of the camera. 17.5 Guinueas = £18. £18 in 1939 is £1080 for inflaion adjustment only, but that is half the story..
There are two types of VEF Minox.
Those assembled in 1938-1944 (s/n 1001-15000) and from 1989-1992 (s/n 15001-17145). All use original parts, but the latter era Rigas are not authentic war-time assembly. Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing: if the camera looks in too good condition but has a pre-15k serial number chances are that the number has been altered. Internal parts are likely to be inconsistent.
12 tooth Minoxes (1001-3037* (GM)) -£2k up. Cannot be faked.
3 tooth Minoxes 'Pat App' £1800,
3 tooth Minoxes USSR engraved £2k+ (but watch for fakes).
3 tooth Minox 'Made in USSR' removed and re-engraved 'Made in Latvia' £2k ++
3 tooth 'Made in Latvia' 1943 £1.5k
Post 15k serial numbers 500+ but value is declining. Do not buy so-called Army 'Heer' or Luftwaffe markings as they generally too good to be true.
Choose from our new films from Blue Moon (Velvia in stock) or our own cut films (Delta/TMAX/Ektar/Rollei) or classic original Minox films (Minopan/Agfapan/Minocolour). Wath out for our new alumium cassette project)