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    Oct 11, 2017, 2:37 AM - Is this Camera flash worth anything? #1

    Came across these photos of an abandoned newspaper outfit here in the UK. Im no expert, but is that flash similar to that used as a lightsaber?

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  2. RPF Premium Member Darth Lars's Avatar
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    Oct 11, 2017, 2:55 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #2

    Yes.

    First picture: Looks like a Graflite, used for the Holiday Special lightsaber. I'm no expert on this, so might need better pictures.
    Second picture: Looks like a Graflex 3-cell, used for the "Skywalker" lightsaber: Luke ANH, Luke ESB, the one Rey finds in TFA ...
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    Oct 11, 2017, 4:32 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #3

    Few hundred quid at least.
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    Oct 11, 2017, 6:45 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #4

    So you just have the photos?
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    Oct 11, 2017, 7:56 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #5

    The second one is worth some money. And if it says Folmer on the bottom I may want to buy it. Please PM me. :-)
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    Oct 11, 2017, 8:05 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #6

    AWESOME IN THE FIELD FIND @Raven1973! The Force is with you!

    As Darth Lars has already mentioned, the flash in the fire extinguisher photo is fun to make AIR QUOTES"Lightsabers"END AIR QUOTES with, just take a look at...
    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=232669

    The photo on the table with all the letters on it is GRAFLEX 3-CELL!!! SNATCH THAT UP AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!

    And though it's worth a substantial amount of money right now, and it's value will only increase with more time, DON'T SELL IT!!! Keep it in the family for generations to come! If you love Star Wars, your children will love Star Wars, and their children and so on. And all of your offspring will be able to recount the story of how you found this lightsaber in an abandoned newspaper building!

    Great history this lightsaber has!

    TOO COOL!!!
  7. Gone but not forgotten.
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    Oct 11, 2017, 9:46 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #7

    If you have the one in the second picture, it's not worth anything, total garbage. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you, no charge! Don't listen to those other guys......




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    Oct 11, 2017, 1:29 PM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #8

    Robiwon said: View Post
    If you have the one in the second picture, it's not worth anything, total garbage. Send it to me and I'll dispose of it for you, no charge! Don't listen to those other guys......




    Haha beat me to it. Nice find Raven1973! I've never had the pleasure of spotting one in the wild.
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    Oct 12, 2017, 7:18 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #9

    Nice score Raven1973, unless you only found those pictures, ... once I spotted a 3 Cell G R A F L E X in the 'wild' ... it was on the top shelf of a photography equipment store ... and still attached to the 4x5 camera ... I knew the owner yet when he wouldn't budge I did not bother to persuade him any further to sell me the lot ... his loss ... perhaps it's still there

    Cha´m
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    Oct 12, 2017, 7:25 AM - Re: Is this Camera flash worth anything? #10

    Clutch said: View Post
    So you just have the photos?
    I'm also not clear on this.

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