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Updated 31 March 2006.
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Model

Serial #

Year Made

Metric/Imp

Finish

Price US Dollars

 

Riga

07234

1939

SOLD

Stainless

$1600

Riga

05694  

1939

SOLD

Stainless

$1,550

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II

20550

1949

Metric

Chrome

$500

 

III

53835

1953

Imperial

Chrome

$300

III

52346

1953

Metric

GOLD

$Call

III

25281

1949

Imperial

Chrome

$350

 

IIIs

131153

1957

Metric

Chrome

$375

IIIs

90901

1956

Imperial

Chrome

$375

IIIs

145068

1962

Imperial

Black

$3250

IIIs

146559

1969

Imperial

Black

$3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

880963

1967

Imperial

Black

$525

B

933647  

1968

Metric

Chrome

$200

 

BL

1209063

1972

Imperial

Black

$1550

BL

1210889

1973

SOLD

Black

$2,150

BL

1203300

1972

Imperial

Chrome

$550

BL

1207321

1972

Imperial

Chrome

$600

BL

1211091

1973

Metric

Black

$2,000

BL

1212475

1973

SOLD

Black

$1,200

BL

1202746

1972

Imperial

Chrome

$1400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

2458162

1975

SOLD

Black

$450

C

2349031

1970

Imperial

Chrome

$150

C

2307019

1969

Metric

Chrome

$250

C

2472129

1978

SOLD

Chrome

$300

 

LX

2525674

1985

Imperial

Purple

Call

LX

2516827

1980

Imperial

Black

$600

LX

2502904

1979

Imperial

Black

$600

LX

2509352

1979

Imperial

Black

$1000

LX

2530946  

1989

Imperial

Black

$800

LX

2531619

1989

Metric

Black

$750

LX

2524006

1985

Metric

Chrome

$600

LX

2515254

1980

Imperial

Chrome

$600

 

TLX

2601229

1992

Metric

Titanium

$650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EC

2771210

1986

N/A

Black

$425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Minox Collection: The Rarest of the Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minox Riga

All Riga models sold

 

Minox II

Manufactured: 19xx to 19xx.  Starting Serial # xxxx

 Minox II s/n 20550. Metric Born in 1949. This is an original II, *not* upgraded to a III, and has the 5
 element curved film  plane lens  and nonretracting filters. Camera was CLAed precisely and respectfully
 as benefits this very rare example of a very early  Minox; first model made after the Riga. Shutter blades
 were replaced at some unknown time in the previous 50+ years and are silver not the original black.
 Original viewfinder is a bit fogged, but I made the decision to leave it as it is for the value of being
original rather  than replace the finder with a modern one since no one is likely to  actually use this
 camera. Condition is fair, not excellent but not real beat up. Camera was used, with a number of light
  scratches and  pinpoints, no dings. Matte areas relatively clean.  Functioning perfect and film plane and
 path is hospital clean. Comes  with  original chain with narrower leather fob than any other I've seen
 for  a Minox. Chain has *no* beads. Here is a nice example of a very rare  model you only see become
 available a few times a year.  Remember many if not most original model II cameras were upgraded to
 the  III lens  system, and you can't tell by looking. The upgraded ones  are of much less collector interest.
 This is a guaranteed II, in nice shape, a key piece in nearly any collection.
Price $500.

 


Minox III

Manufactured: 1948 to 1955.  Starting Serial # 32000

Minox III s/n 25281. Imperial. Born in 1949! CLA by Marty Doctor June 2005. This camera has shown
some use, but is in overall nice condition. There are a few small dents on the shutter speed end, and a
 tiny one on the chain end. Camera overall is clean and shiny. Note this camera has had the viewfinder replaced. Viewfinders are nearly extinct and go in only the finest cameras. Therefore the optics are
crystal clear. Mechanically the camera is perfect. Comes with copy of instruction manual and a leather case in nice condition but no chain (chain available separately). This would be an excellent, classy
user camera especially due to the age -- this is a fairly early model camera, developed before flash
sync was developed. Or if you want a camera possibly as old as you are, here it is, in perfect working
 condition with a new viewfinder.
Price $350.

 

Minox III s/n 53835. Imperial. Born in 1953. Fresh CLA by Marty Doctor 3/05. Chrome. A slightly rarer model of this series, having no flash sync connector. Most original model A/III without flash sync were converted to sync by the factory, so production numbers don't mean much. A collector as well as a user would appreciate this  tiniest of mechanical Minoxes, one which has proven to be an all time favorite amongst Minox  enthusiasts and purists.
Not difficult to use; you learn to read the light levels by eye or use a separate meter, and set the shutter speed  manually. In return, these precious cameras give you the original Minox experience.
Fully mechanical, in perfect working condition and very good physical condition with a few dings, more
 like imperfections in the finish, on the corners.
Viewfinder and frame outlines nice and bright. This camera comes with a  maroon pebbled leather case in very well used condition and a copy of the instruction manual.
$300

Minox III s/n 52346. Metric. Born in 1953. *This camera is one of the EXTREMELY rare gold models. It is in superb condition, with only the tiniest signs of scuffing on the corners. Virtually every one of these cameras made were made for royalty or very high profile persons. This particular camera was commissioned for a German doctor by a grateful patient and gifted to him in 1954. 

 
   The set includes a meter, the original crocodile case and gold chain which would only have been delivered with a goldmeter. Camera also has the crocodile case and gold chain. Another very unusual aspect of this set is the original presentation box. To quote Marty Doctor, 'The box is really wonderful.  It is spring loaded and lined with blue velvet under the camera and case and silver satin inside the lid.  The outside is the gray "fuzzy" material used on many Minox packages in the 1950's.  Both the inside and outside of the lid have the Minox logo as shown.  It appears as though it was custom made for Minox by a fine jewelry boxmaker.'
This camera was CLAed, but was spotless inside indicating the care it had received. 

Gold cameras are among the rarest and most in-demand cameras in the Minox line. These are ones to put away in the safe and sit on for decades, then pull out for your retirement.   This camera will come with some history on it, including two original photos taken with it in the 1950s. Also photos of the owner and info on his prestigious history will be included.  See these photos for breathtaking views of this superb example of Minox' finest:

A set like this is a once in a lifetime find. Far more collectors want them than there are sets available. If you are seriously interested in this, get hold of me and we'll work out the details. Am willing to deliver in person, or to accept escrow. The government can't print more of these. No more can be mined. This item can't be inflated. If you want a very rare item with nearly the best investment potential of anything related to Minox, here it is.
Price $Call.


Picture of Minox IIIs

The Minox IIIs was manufactured between 1955 and 1969.
The ending Serial # is 147494. 
The small notch on the left side is the flash sync connection.

 

Minox IIIs s/n 90901. Imperial. Chrome. Born early in 1956. CLA by Marty Doctor 11/05. This is a mature,  popular model of one of Minox's most treasured cameras by collectors. Fully mechanical, with flash sync f or optional bulb or electronic flash, this camera is in excellent condition inside and out. If one wanted an 
excellent pocket camera as a regular shooter, this would be it. Camera shows no obvious signs of
use. Matte areas on top and bottom are clean and bright. Viewfinder looks new, frame outlines are
well defined and bright. Nice crisp operation. A very nice camera in very nice condition. Although suitable
for a collection, I can see this a perfect user camera for a discriminating photog.
Comes with copy of instruction manual, somewhat worn put perfectly usable brown
leather case, and proper Imperial chain.
$375

Minox IIIs s/n 131153. Metric. Chrome. Born in 1957. CLA by Marty Doctor 3/05. This was a mature, popular model of one of Minox's most treasured cameras by collectors. Fully mechanical, with flash sync for optional bulb or electronic flash, this camera is in excellent condition inside and out. If one wanted an excellent pocket camera as a regular shooter, this would be it. If not for a few pinpoint defects in the finish, this would be perfect.
Viewfinder looks new, frame outlines are well defined and bright. Nice crisp operation. This camera is one which just feels good in your hand. They don't often come cleaner than this. In  addition to a copy of the instruction manual, I am including an excellent case and chain to keep this camera in fine condition. A proven camera from a reliable source
$375

Minox IIIs s/n 145068. Exceptionally rare *BLACK* model. Born in 1962.  Imperial. CLA.Black versions of any model are rare, and black III/IIIs models are extremely rare. One may appear on the international market maybe twice a year. If you are looking for a truly investment- grade Minox to put your kids through college or provide for you and your family when you retire, this is a good candidate. Governments can't inflate this camera but their inflation of the currency will continue to drive the price of superb cameras like this one higher and higher. This camera probably was never used. The finish is excellent by even the most conservative standards (mine). The chain is not stretched and is the proper black chain although it is showing signs of brassing.  This is one of the most desirable and hardest to find cameras in all of Minox submini. The keypiece to nearly any high end collection.. I have included a case which was not with the camera, toprotect it. The case is in average condition and is black pebble, not brown. Camera comes with original instruction manual. Don't pass this by if you're serious about an investment grade Minox.
Price $3250.

Minox IIIs s/n 146559. Exceptionally rare *BLACK* model. Born in 1969, one of the very last examples of this model produced. Imperial. Black versions of any model are rare, and black III/IIIs models are extremely rare. One may appear on the international market maybe twice a year. In mid-January 2003, one sold to a German collector for USD $2885, and it was nonfunctional. This one came from DAG personally and paperwork will be provided proving its lineage back to him. He indicated he is so satisfied with the camera he essentially will warranty it forever. I have had two other collectors ask me to leave this camera to them in my will. Superb physical condition, superb operating condition, with original instruction manual, Also includes black leather case in very good condition and proper black chain, not stretched at all but showing some brassing. I looked for 5 years to find this camera, and many other collectors never have and may never find one.
This is one of the most desirable and hardest to find cameras in all of Minox submini. I've owned over a dozen Riga models, and only one of these BLACK IIIs examples. The key piece to nearly any high end collection.. Also see set of black cameras described elsewhere, one piece of which is this camera.
Price $3500
 


Picture of Minox B camera

Minox B picture

The Minox B was manufactured 1958 to 1972
Serial # range is 600 001 to 984 328

 

Famous Minox Users -- The Duke of Edinburgh has a gold Minox B. Mr. Paul
O’Sullivan reports having seen him use it at D-Day celebrations in 1984.
Thanks, Paul. 

 

Minox B s/n 880963. Imperial. Born in 1967. CLA. *Black* finish where 99% are natural anodized aluminum. 'Private Detective' model. This one almost certainly was a government issue, country unknown. There is a property number 'S-150' neatly inscribed inside the camera. If anyone knows the meaning or origin of this please advise me. Camera shows sign of slight use but was well maintained. Another curiosity -- the model number 'B' was stamped into the bottom *after* the camera was finished in black, as the B stands out in clear aluminum, obviously not done prior to the finish being applied. ??? We may never know what action this camera saw, and on who's behalf. A camera with a history, and a rare model in great condition at that. Comes with proper shiny black leather case, chain and original manual.
Price $525.

 

Snippets of History -- A Minox is so small that it can be hidden inside a candy-bar wrapper. According to legend, this actually happened in the early Eighties and someone was able to get it into the headquarters building of the National Security Agency. To see the picture, click here.

 

Minox B s/n 933647. Born in 1968. Metric. CLA 1/03. A nice example of a metric version of this model for those who are more comfortable with metric indications on the focus dial than feet and inches. Camera exceptionally clean with a few pinpoint dings and the slightest hint of a dent on the chain end. New viewfinder. Meter reads properly. Action crisp and precise, all functions operating perfectly. A pleasure to hold and to use. This would be the ideal user camera for a new enthusiast who doesn't want to take a chance with a camera in unknown condition. You will be proud to show this to your friends.
Price $200


Minox BL model sales

Minox BL

The Minox BL was manufactured from 1972 to 1973
  Serial # range is 1200001 - 1217880   

Minox BL s/n 1209063. Imperial. Born in 1972. CLA. *Black* Private Detective model. An investment grade Minox. The BL is scarce to start with, much more scarce in black, and still scarcer yet in the original clamshell case with proper fuzzy red platform. Note the black Bs had the fuzzy red platform where the silver ones had the fuzzy blue platform.
The clamshell case shows some wear and the fuzzy platform has a crack in the right front but is complete. This camera has a documented intelligence history. It was purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1977 from a dealer in Los Angeles. I have the original bill of sale made out to the Navy and specifically to a certain naval officer listing him by name and division. His service number is listed also but was  obliterated by him for security reasons. This bill of sale will be included with the camera.
This officer used the camera throughout his Naval Intelligence career in the submarine service, and kept the bill of sale and clamshell case the entire time. Recently he retired and sold the camera to me. The camera to him was a tool, he used it in his official position, kept it when he retired, and had no particular sentimental attachment to it although he did have some interesting stories to tell. Even though the bill of sale lists a case and chain with the camera, the officer advises these were lost towards the end of his career. 'SSC NTC' is listed on the bill of sale also (Service School Command, Naval Training Center). This was the organization within the Navy who paid for the camera. Camera was used heavily but is in very good physical condition with no dents or defects in the finish. It does show signs of being carried in the Eveready case.
Camera functions perfectly and was CLAed by Marty Doctor out of respect. Cameras with documented intelligence use are scarce. If that is your interest, this is an exceptionally rare find, and an exceptionally rare camera. This is probably the most interesting combination of documented history and a rare model I have ever had. Imagine this camera traversing the oceans of the world, submerged most of the time in a modern American submarine. This camera spent most of its life in a sub not far from atomic reactors, torpedos, possibly ballistic missiles, and some of the most secret electronics and technology on the planet.
Price $1550.M

Minox BL s/n 1202746. Imperial. Early production 1972. CLA. A killer package. Camera appears unused, but since I don't know its history I cannot call it new. Comes with black clamshell case with velvet padded lid with red Minox BL logo, fuzzy blue platform (scarce), all paperwork including original instruction manual and complete warranty card with matching serial number, battery instruction sheet (rare), black belt loop case, not normal Eveready case (*very* rare) in new condition, and chain with bayonet connector. Note this extremely rare belt case does not have a hole in it for the chain, so you would use the case or the chain independently, not together.

The clamshell case may have a mark on the top, kind of a faint smudge visible under a good light. The case also has the cardboard sleeve with matching serial number and a picture on the bottom of the camera with descriptions of every adjustment and feature.

Camera comes with a new battery also.

Any BL is rare, and this one even more so, especially with the extremely scarce belt case, clamshell case with cardboard sleeve and blue platform and paperwork with matching serial numbers.

This would be a very good collector's item to put in a safe and pull out in 20 years when you retire or your kids are in college. Only approximately 17,000 examples of this model were made over its short life span, and this is probably the finest example I've had of this rare model. Price $1400 for this superb example of one of Minox' finest and last mechanical submini cameras.

Minox BL s/n 1203300. Imperial. Born 1972. CLA. Fairly early serial number of this model. This is a collector grade camera. Essentially spotless physical condition. Accurate, smooth operation as you would expect from this superb example of mechanical Minox at its finest. This camera is one which could be the key piece in a collection, and is one of the first cameras I show to visitors. Wash your hands before picking this one up. Comes with new battery  and copy of instruction manual.
Price $550.

Minox BL s/n 1207321. Imperial. Born 1972. CLA. Almost certainly new and unused, but I don't know for sure so I will merely say excellent condition. Zero visible defects, even under optics.
Price $600

Minox BL s/n 1211091. Metric. Born in 1973. CLA. *Black* Private Detective model. The BL is rare by itself, but especially more so in black. Excellent condition, even for a black model which tends to show wear more quickly than aluminum. Comes with black Eveready case, proper black case and metric chain. Indistinguishable from new. The rarest of the rare. An investment grade Minox.
Price $2000 




Minox C spy camera

The Minox C is fully Electronic and was manufactured from 1969 to 1978. The serial number range is 2300101-2473694  


Minox C s/n 2349031. Imperial. Born 1970. CLA October 2003. White lamp, excellent condition, spotless except for one minor scratch on the front flash end. Camera probably unused. Essentially flawless. This model is the easiest to use metal Minox and one I frequently recommend to beginners. One downside  the slow shutter speed indicator light does not work. This requires a part no longer available from Minox and there are none to be had. With the exception of that feature, everything else in the camera is perfect. The viewfinder is bright and clear with distinct, properly formed frame lines.
As cameras get older and the supply of spare parts diminishes, we will be facing the impossibility of restoring a lot of cameras to perfect operating condition. Remember, these cameras have not been made for 30+ years, and the small supply of parts largely has vanished. This is a factor to consider when purchasing a used, unknown camera. Looks mean little if internal repair parts are not available.
This camera is functioning perfectly with the exception of the low light indicator circuit. It would be an excellent, low cost user camera for a beginner. Left on automatic shutter, the camera makes the proper decision on exposure a lot more accurately than I can by eye.
Comes with a new battery and copy of instruction manual. Case and chain optional - enquire.
Price $150

Minox C s/n 2307019. Metric. FI marking on bottom (made for Italian market, special label, very scarce). This example also has a Complan lens as used in early model C cameras, and such are in demand by collectors both for their scarcity and theoretically more accurate lens. Born 1969. CLA October 2003. White lamp, excellent condition. Camera appears unused. Essentially flawless other than a tiny scratch on the top chain end. This model was made for the Italian market. Some believe the 'FI" engraving means "Fabricated in Italy" while other experts believe it represents the name of the importer of Minox to Italy during the early 1970's FOWA so it stands for FOWA Import. The slow shutter speed indicator light does not work accurately and periodically indicates a low light condition when one does not exist.. To repair this feature requires a part no longer available from Minox and there are none to be had. With the exception of that feature, everything else in the camera is perfect. The viewfinder is bright and clear with distinct, properly formed frame lines.

As cameras get older and the supply of spare parts diminishes, we will be facing the impossibility of restoring a lot of cameras to perfect operating condition. Remember, these cameras have not been made for 30+ years, and the small supply of parts largely has vanished. This is a factor to consider when purchasing a used, unknown camera. Looks mean little if internal repair parts are not available.

This camera is functioning perfectly with the exception of the low light indicator circuit. It would be an excellent, low cost user camera for a beginner. Left on automatic shutter, the camera makes the proper decision on exposure a lot more accurately than I can by eye. It also would be an interesting collector's model for those who need an Italian-marked. Complan lens variant of this otherwise common model submini Minox.
Comes with a new battery and copy of instruction manual. Case and chain optional - enquire.
Price $250

 Minox C s/n 2438796. Sold

Minox C s/n 2458162. Metric. Born 1975. CLA. *Black* Private Detective model, again another camera intended for intelligence agencies or other covert application. The classic Minox 'spy' camera. Red LED. Someone kept this one in pristine condition, and the buyer benefits from that. Complete with black outer box with satin lining imprinted 'Minox C' in gold, red velour platform, black leather case and proper black chain. Camera shows little signs of use, excellent by any standards. Rare model, excellent investment Minox especially complete with original accessories.
Price $450


Picture of Minox LX

Minox LX camera

The Minox LX, fully electronic, was manufactured from 1978 to 1996
Serial Numbers range from 2500001 - 2537528

And now for something completely different!

Minox LX s/n 2525674. Imperial. Body made in the last week of December 1985. What makes this camera different is two things:

1)   It was commissioned to my specification and hand made by a cooperative effort between Minox Masters Marty Doctor and Don Goldberg (thanks to both gentlemen for their skill). The circuit board is brand new. The inner body
was worked on personally and though original from 1985, in practical fact the camera was manufactured in 2003. No detail was overlooked, and every molecule of this camera was assembled and inspected and tuned to perfection by skilled hands of the top two Minox craftsmen in the United States. This camera was not made on an assembly line, tested just to meet specification. This one was done the best a Minox could be done.

2)   This camera is not silver. It is not black. It is purple! Purple is my favourite colour, and in all my Minox career I had wanted to commission my own camera. This is it. The aluminum shells, top and bottom were polished then
anodized a glossy lovely deep purple by a professional anodizer. The body parts then were repolished, and the camera reassembled and final tuning and fitting completed by DAG.

The LX design is the latest technology fully electronic submini Minox. The LX in general is the finest  Minox Minox LX purplesubmini yet created, with a 1/2000 shutter (twice the max shutter  speed of 1/1000 on all other metal Minoxes), red flag in viewfinder when neutral density filter is in place. LED indicators for battery  level, excessive light and too
little light.

There is no logo on the front of the camera, however, the white 'Minox LX Made in Germany' was preserved on the bottom even though the bottom was anodized purple.

If you want a definitely one of a kind camera, something no one else ever will have, one you'll never see in a museum or book, the only one in the world, a superb collector's item to put away against your retirement, here it is. Please note: this is *not* a Minox-factory produced camera on their assembly line. It uses 100% Minox components but was created independent of the factory. I do not wish to mislead and suggest this camera was a special production by Minox for some or another royalty or special event. It is not. Persons seriously interested, contact me to discuss:
Steve@swssec.com

Minox LX s/n 2515254. Born in 1980. Imperial. Superb camera cared for the by a discriminating collector, sold to pay college expenses. The camera is indistinguishable from new, though DAG overhauled it just to be sure -- and it works perfectly as well as looks perfect.
This would be a good camera for a new Minoxer who wants the fully automatic shutter, best lens, most recent design, and truly the closest to perfection in Minox subminis. No Minox submini cameras have been made in some years and we don't expect any will ever be made again, so nothing is likely to supersede this design. And there's no need to.
The design is well proven, reliable, and in use by tens of thousands. This camera comes with a maroon leather case and chain both in excellent condition, new battery
and an instruction manual. Price is very reasonable considering the case and chain included, and is in top condition.
Price $600.

Minox LX s/n 2524006. Born in 1985. Metric. A very clean camera, property of a lady. CLA by DAG. This camera was purchased from me after significant research and a good period of time saving, by a young lady in California. She and her husband both purchased identical models, to use in a role playing game in which they participated, using the cameras as props in spy scenarios. She went on to college and sold her camera back to me a few years later to pay school expenses. This is a beautiful camera, in excellent condition, lovingly selected, used and cared for by a lady who worked dearly to earn it. The camera comes with a case and chain both in excellent condition, new battery and an instruction manual. This would be a good starter camera as it is modestly priced considering the case and chain included, and is in top condition.
Price $600.

Minox LX s/n 2516827. Imperial. Born in 1980. CLA by DAG April 2004.
Relatively early example of this model. While silver LX models are quite common, the flat black low profile
models intended for clandestine operation are not. This one is in superb condition with the flat black finish so coveted by collectors (and users) of intelligence-related items. The finish on black cameras shows wear more quickly than does silver, so finding one in this condition is the exception rather than the rule. Operation is perfect, finish very nearly so. No logos on front of camera;  plain flat black for maximum concealment in covert operation. Comes with fresh battery and original instruction manual. I got a good price on this
and am passing it along. Accessories available optionally; enquire.
Price $600.

Minox LX s/n 2530946. Born 1989. Imperial. CLA. A late model BLACK 'Private Detective' model in superb physical and operational condition. This camera shows only the tiniest signs of buffing on the black finish from being taken in and out of the case a few  times. I know it has had two rolls of film through it. This camera essentially is spotless, with the brightest crystal-clear optics,  crisp, smooth precision operation and a gorgeous finish. Even though Minox cameras were produced in fairly significant quantities, each one  was hand assembled. And each has a personality. There is something  about this one I can't describe, but for some reason I can't bring  myself to put this one in the safe with the others. I keep it on my desk. Maybe the camera is trying to talk to me? The Twilight Zone. Anyway, here's a wonderful example of a rare precision model of the finest  submini Minox produced. A good one to put away, also a good one for a professional to use as an everyday intelligence tool. Comes  with new battery, original manual and the proper Eveready black leather case with chain connector removed. An ideal tool for a private  detective or someone involved in covert operations.
Price $800.

Minox LX s/n 2502904. Born 1979. Imperial. CLA. Rare *Black* Private Detective model was the preferred choice of covert operatives. This is a very early example of this model, probably made in the first year of manufacture. Perfect operating condition with a DAG CLA. Excellent physical condition, and would be nearly perfect except for a small scratch on the left rear upper corner. This does not affect operation in any way, but is noticeable. This camera not have the "Minox" name silk-screened in white on the front. Not having the white logo does make the camera even lower profile for covert operations. Camera was made for the Italian market and comes with a blank Italian warranty certificate, plastic credit card style warranty card, black leather case, slim clamshell case with a small dent, and outer cardboard sleeve. This would be an outstanding camera for someone in a position where they needed to take clandestine photography.
Price $600

Minox LX s/n 2509352. Born 1979. Imperial. *Black* Private Detective model as sought after by those in clandestine service, and an acknowledgment of a deadly serious application for these cameras. There was, and still may be a time and place where being caught with one of these cameras would mean a death sentence. This camera is new in box (NIB) complete with slim black clamshell case, cardboard sleeve, all documentation, maroon leather case, silver chain. Purchased from dealer estate sale. A new camera, perfect, a Minox or spy tradecraft collector's dream.
Price $1000

 Minox LX s/n 2531619. Metric. Born in 1989. Lovely black  color. CLA.
Another superb example of this classic, latest technology  fully electronic submini Minox. The LX in general is the finest  Minox submini yet created, with a 1/2000 shutter (twice the max  shutter speed of 1/1000 on all other metal Minoxes), red flag in  viewfinder  when neutral density filter is in place. LED indicators for battery  level, excessive light and too little light. Exceptional  condition;  only visible defect is a tiny pinpoint in one of the bottom  corners few would notice if not pointed out. Operation is perfect, very smooth like the expensive, hand fitted camera it is. Smoother than  most LX models. Can be converted to Imperial if desired,  inquire. If you want a top grade, rare model black LX, billed by Minox as the  Private Detective model, here it is. No logo on front of  camera, plain flat black for maximum concealment in clandestine operation  Comes with fresh battery and original instruction manual.
Price $750.

 


Minox titanium TLX

Minox titanium TLX

Minox TLX s/n 2603388.
SOLD

Minox TLX s/n 2601229. Born > 1992. Titanium finish. Metric. CLA by DAG. Camera never used. I purchased this from the family of a dealer who had died. It was in his store inventory at the time. Even though it was new, I had DAG CLA the camera so we would know it was perfect. Camera is new in clamshell case with leather case, instruction manual and I will add a new battery. Clamshell case is in the silver box which shows some wear from handling. If you want a good TLX as a user camera, here it is. Note any camera in this series can be converted from Imperial to metric or vice versa in 5 minutes for $5 using a simple label purchased from DAG. I got a good price on this, so am passing it along.
Price $650


picture of  Minox EC
 Minox EC spying camera

Minox EC s/n 2724183. SOLD.

Minox EC s/n 2771210. Born in 1986. CLA. This camera has been modified for special clandestine operation by Don Goldberg aka DAG for close up document work. Standard EC models are fixed focus with a minimum focusing distance of one meter. This one has been fitted and tested for best focus at 18 inches for document copying. DAG commented the piece still had good depth of field even at the short focal length. The EC is the smallest Minox made of both the mechanical and electronic submini cameras. It is completely electronic, with no user adjustments other than setting the film speed when loading. It is extremely easy to use, and now you can have the tiniest, fully automatic electronic Minox specifically set up for close in (macro) photography.

Whether for hobby or serious professional use, if you need quick, simple, excellent photos up close and personal, this is the camera. This model appears to be an unmodified EC in every respect except for the typewritten label added by DAG indicating close focus of 19 inches.

Camera comes with copy of instruction manual, new 8x11 electronic flash and new battery for camera and flash.
Price $425.

Minox EC s/n 2750173. SOLD
 

SET OF BLACK MINOX SUBMINI CAMERAS
The rarest of the rare. Of every black camera I have had, I've saved the best quality for my own collection. If I purchase a better condition black one, that goes in my collection and I sell the lesser one. Here is the collection I have worked all my Minox career to assemble. It consists of excellent quality examples of every submini made in black (with the exception of contemporary black cameras intended to be collector's models. You can buy them anywhere, and I don't count them as classic Minoxes). Here are guaranteed original black models IIIs, B, BL,C and LX. The LX is new in the box. Other cameras vary in accessories. Contact me for more details. If you have a serious interest in investing, it is hard to imagine any collection appreciating more than this. Or if you want to start with the best and not have to go through literally hundreds of cameras over a many year period, and many tens of thousands of dollars to pick the finest examples, take advantage of my having done so for you already. The black IIIs is the key piece in this collection, but all black models are in demand. Serious inquiries only please. Inspection can be arranged for serious potential buyers. Price subject to adjustment with market conditions.
Current price: $CALL


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