Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions

In 1996, Stan began auctioning rare cameras and created a successful rare camera auction business, Tamarkin Auctions. Since that time we have held auctions in New York, Denver, Tucson, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, and New Haven and have repeatedly set world records for prices achieved at auction. In 2010, Stan retired from Tamarkin Camera and his eldest son, Dan, took over the family business and moved it to downtown Chicago. Nowadays, Dan operates Tamarkin Auctions in Chicago, Illinois. As America's foremost auctioneer specializing in fine collectible photo equipment, we have auctioned millions of dollars of collectible camera gear. Our auction catalogues are collected and used worldwide as a reference tool and price guide, and are an excellent way to keep up with current pricing and trends. For more information about our rare camera auctions, please contact Dan Tamarkin.

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Bidder Reviews for Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions (14)

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Van Nuys, CA

Dec 10, 2022
Great to deal with
There was an embarassing issue with my credit card-they handled it patiently and gracefully
Zeiss Contarex Special and Zeiss 500mm Mirotar f4,5

Setagaya-ku, JP

Nov 29, 2022
Good auction.
Fast delivery time. Good description of the products. Would be better if more credit card types were available and if payment could be made online.
The Leica MP Edition Hermés

Ridgewood, NY

Jan 27, 2021
Exceptional service! and always great customer service. Highly Recommended
Exceptional service! and always great customer service. Highly Recommended
Lens shade SOOHN

Beijing, CN

Mar 11, 2020
a nice item and a nice seller.
good communication.
Taylor & Hobson Cooke Process lens Series IV 11x14 inch

Farmington, MI

Dec 04, 2021
Online Auction review
This is a lot of fun to watch as its happening and the response time is instantaneous. This year, the auction sound was garbled (on my computer) for the first time since I started participating. It was workable, just didn't hear many of the side comments that make these interesting. Did get to purchase a few items however. One such item I am still waiting for as they are repairing it at their expense. In any auction or online purchase, you have to assume the worst and get things that are either returnable or are easy fixes. I have had good luck with most of my Tamarkin purchases. They are a reputable firm.
Leitz Visoflex III set

Farmington, MI

Dec 05, 2020
Basically satisfied
I purchased two items one was better than expected the other was missing parts and did not function and will need repair. So my experience is about what I have experienced on eBay with used items.
Rare ever-ready case EYSOO

Nashville, TN

Feb 27, 2023
Seller misled buyer by using fake camera
This seller shipped a fake Russian Zorki copy instead of advertised Leica Shanghai Copy to me. After received the camera, I contacted Dan Tamarkin fro returning the fake Zorki camera, he firmly refused. Not honest seller.
Rolleiflex 3,5F (Type 3) with 75mm Xenotar f3,5

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