As this is my first post I wanted to scribble something relevant and I suppose in a way this is.
After my Father died I was going through his stuff and found his old camera along with a ton of black and white prints and negs, I sifted through the pictures over a couple of days and realised that he had recorded our family history extremely well, unlike myself (I must take more happysnaps).
I am not sentimental about many things but when I peered through his camera it dawned on me what this lens had witnessed and for how many hours my father would have held it.
My father-in-law was never without his camera or indeed his 8mm Bolex cine camera and he photographed anything from his family to vintage car hill climbs, thousands of pictures and a very eclectic mix.
so these cameras have little cash value but the cameras and the images they created have enormous value to the individual Families.
I know I am stating the bleeding obvious here but I see these cameras for sale all the time and wonder why they are not collecting dust in a box waiting for the next generation to find them and ponder the value……They have no cash value..keep them!