Marti Jones - Camera Collector!!
Welcome to my "page!" Where do I begin??? I started collecting cameras when I was a senior in college. That was a lot longer than you think!! My collection primarily consists of colored cameras, toy/novelty cameras, subminiatures that I can afford to purchase, unusual cameras, commemorative cameras like scout or world's fair cameras and sometimes disposable cameras with advertising. I absolutely love collecting.....and have been extremely fortunate to meet collectors from all over the world either in person (or via the internet) thanks to Ebay. It's a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy collecting as much as I do. My personal motto is "The bills are paid first, then I buy the cameras!!"
Where to Find Me
I am the past President of the Photographic Historical Society of New England - also known as PHSNE (here is the link for information) (http://phsne.org) -- You can always find me at both of the shows that this camera club sponsors. They are held in Wakefield, MA every spring and fall. The web site will have accurate information. You never know what I'll have for sale on my table!! I have also had the opportunity to travel to camera shows in Europe, Canada, around the US, etc. Every two years, the Photographic Historical Society in Rochester, New York Camera Club sponsors a wonderful symposium. Very worthwhile to go and hear speakers and attend the trade show on Sunday! For more information go to www.tphs.org - Now and then I like to list items on eBay (search for seller "-marti" if the link is not working for you) and hope you enjoy what I have to offer! I have been to the wonderful show in Bievres, France twice now and hope to return in the near future! My camera collection was profiled in the August 2003 issue of Country Living Magazine where they did a 3 page story!! Unfortunately, the article is no longer accessible, but I have a reproduced a copy of the original text.
This is my wonderful daughter, who has recently graduated from college. YIKES!! She has been going to camera shows since before she was born. She and I are best of friends and she loves finding cameras for her mom!! We love to antique together and have a good time! Collecting runs in my family (gene pool!!) as my dad collected milk bottles from Connecticut and trains, and passed the train-collecting bug down to my two brothers! I'm afraid my daughter has been bit by the collecting bug now also! I have just completed 22 years working in the area of constituent service and have worked for both a U.S. Senator and member of the U.S. House of Representatives all from New Hampshire. I currently work for The Dept. of Veterans Affairs I hope you enjoy collecting as much as I do and maybe we'll run into each other one of these years!!
I'm also always on the lookout for new and interesting cameras to add to my collection. If you have a camera that I might like to add, why not email me? I love comparing notes with other collectors.