The longtime camera shop and museum has closed, but hundreds of vintage cameras, accessories and more are under the hammer — starting at just $40.
For 46 years, the famous Michaels camera store has stood on the corner of Elizabeth and Lonsdale streets in Melbourne’s CBD. But all good things must end.
The longtime store closed permanently at the end of June – a blow to local photographers – but you can still get a piece of its upstairs camera museum to remember.
The collection has grown to include over 3000 beautiful items over the years. And hundreds of them are going under the hammer in a series of auctions, starting with one this Tuesday, August 9, hosted by Melbourne auction house Leski.
Prices start at $40 for everything from vintage cameras, range fingers and other accessories; camera memories; old advertising posters; and more. (It’s not the end of the road for the Michaels name, however; the brand continues with an equipment rental shop in St Kilda.)
Bid online or in person.
More information here.