Argus 75 Camera with Original Box, Antique 1953 Bakelite Camera, Retro Mid Century Atomic Vintage Camera and Sylvania Blue Dot Flash Bulbs

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Argus 75 Camera with Original Box Antique 1953 Bakelite Camera Retro Mid Century Atomic Vintage Camera and Sylvania Blue Dot Flash Bulbs

This amazing little bakelite camera has survived all these years!
It is a circa 1953 (from what I was told)
Original box and instruction papers.
Original old box of Sylvania Blue Dot Flash bulbs.
The original box for the bulbs are $1.69....can you believe that!?
Original "shoe string" strap.
A wonderful little time capsule item!

Due to it's age, the lid is a bit beat up, but still all original with no stained scotch tape added.

A camera enthusiast indicated it's value could be more (due to the original box and accessories)
For some reason the original box is always desirable.
Only serious offers will be considered!

The circa 1953 quote is coming from another person with knowledge of old cameras. Therefore, please feel free to research further and ask questions before purchase since all sales are final.

Shipping fees are required by USPS and out of my control.

This item will ship as Priority Insured with a Signature Required by your local mail carrier.

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If nobody is available to sign for the package, it will be left at your local post office for a rescheduled delivery date -or- pick up.

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International and Canada have their own postal regulations which could include additional fees, customs fees or duty fees, which the customer is responsible for.
If a claim needs to be made for International, please be aware that each country has it's own claim amount limit.
For example; You order an item for $200 and the country it ships to only allows $40 towards a claim. Therefore, you receive $40 and assume the loss for the remaining $160.

In the rare event a shipping error should ever occur, such as loss or damage, I cannot be held responsible since the package was in the care of the postal service. However, with the security of a "tracking number" as well as possibly sent "Insured" any (USA) claim should be easy to remedy;
1) The postal service will request to inspect the damaged item and the packaging.
2) DO NOT discard any shipping materials until the postal service has inspected them.
3) A clear photo sent to me (via e-mail) of the damaged item.
4) You must provide me with a tracking number if you are required to return the damaged item.
5) Insurance is also required for the return of the damaged item. If the item is not received, a refund can not be issued.
6) In the rare event of a damaged item, you must inform me immediately upon receiving the damaged package, so a claim can be started.
***Please DO NOT take action yourself until you have spoken to me regarding a loss/damage and can receive special instructions!
I will do everything I can to help you file a claim with the post office.
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Donna Marie Antiques


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I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
I make every effort to accurately list color, shape, size and materials.
A return request will be honored only if the listing was excessively misleading.
It is the customers responsibility to read the description of the item being purchased.
Return postage and Insurance fees are the buyers responsibility.
The item must be returned in the same condition it was sent; Original box and packaging, tracking and insurance.
Refund of the item (not including any form of shipping) will be refunded with a 20%
restocking fee.
The 20% restocking fee also applies if a package is returned due to refusal of delivery, an unauthorized return, or unclaimed at post office due to signature required.
NOTE; You must contact me within 24 Hours of delivery to discuss any issues with your order.
Please be sure to read the listing descriptions carefully and ask any questions before purchase, since "All Sales are Final"
I am very blessed and thankful that in 40+ years of selling, I obtain a 100% satisfied customer rate. I have never had a loss, damage, nor a request for a refund or exchange. Therefore, I can say with all confidence that "All Sales are Final"
Thank you,
Donna Marie

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If you request an item to be placed on a "Lay-a-way" status, a 10% deposit will be required for items up to $50.00 and a 20% deposit will be required for items over $50.00. I hold items for six (4) weeks. If you require more than six (4) weeks to pay in full, just convo me to make further arrangements.
If you decide not to purchase the "lay-a-way" item afterall, the 10% or 20% deposit is non-refundable.

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Donna Marie Antiques