Legacy Cameras: One Collector's Passion Passed Down

New York, United States
| 499 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

LegacyCameras is a Star Seller!

Smooth shipping

Has a history of shipping on time with tracking.

Speedy replies

Has a history of replying to messages quickly.

Rave reviews

Average review rating is 4.8 or higher

Announcement    After a very long break from this shop, I’m so excited to be back & preserving the past with photographic items!


Last updated on Jul 15, 2022

After a very long break from this shop, I’m so excited to be back & preserving the past with photographic items!


499 Sales

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language


All Items

Etsy automatically translates most text on the site to your preferred language.

See in original language

Camera Collecting Girl

Contact shop owner

Camera Collecting Girl


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
See reviews that mention:

About LegacyCameras

Sales 499
On Etsy since 2014
Video summary: Fun yard sale find! Argus 693 Automatic 35mm slide viewer...I could play with this thing all day!

A Collector's Daughter ❤️

Since I was a little girl I watched my dad get excited about the latest addition to his vast camera collection. The smell of old barns, churches and camera leather were a familiar scent to me for these were the places that held those treasures. As an adult, I bought him boxes filled with thrift shop and yard sale cameras for his birthday and Christmas. I loved watching him sort through them for ones he didn't have. It didn't matter if they were worth a fortune or a dollar, if it was something new, he loved it!

When I was growing up, once in a while my father would show me how to open a folding camera or look through an old viewfinder. When I lost him it was heartbreaking to touch it or move it from how he had it displayed...it took me a year or so to get started....this was his life and I needed to responsibly handle it all.

Sadly, when he passed, I knew very little about the cameras that I was now tasked to sell. With the help of some of his friends, my dad's own notes and the internet...I figured it out. It was a journey that I never wanted to be on because I knew it would be without him.

Now...I'm a collector! I thrift shop, buy estates, scour ebay, get donations of old cameras from friends and go yard saling with my bff! But my favorite thing to do (which I never have enough time to devote to) is making jewelry from what other people think is unusable junk like view finders and shutters. By visiting my shop, you are a piece of my journey.

Shop members

  • Legacy Cameras

    Creator, Designer, Owner

    I became a collector after losing my dad who was a renowned photo historian. I wish we could have shared the hobby. I frequent estate sales & thrift shops & buy broken ones to salvage beautiful pieces to make jewelry. Friends donate old cameras too.

  • Legacy Cameras


Shop policies

Last updated on May 21, 2018


See item details for estimated arrival times.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment options

Secure options
Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Etsy keeps your payment information secure. Etsy shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: before item has shipped

More information

Last updated on May 13, 2022

Frequently asked questions

My item went to the wrong address, what do I do?

Unfortunately, I do not cover items that go to an incorrect or an old address. You are responsible to make sure that the shipping address you have on file with Etsy is correct and you have a 2nd opportunity when you check out to change your address if needed.

If, an item gets returned to me, I will forward it to your correct address, but you must re-pay shipping. If the item does Not get returned to me, I can do nothing.

Sorry to be so blunt, but I have had people think that I'm responsible for their error. I print my labels here on Etsy and it
automatically goes to the address that you have on file with Etsy.

Can I return my item or exchange my item?

Because there are No returns or Exchanges due to the fact that these are vintage pieces in assorted conditions, I encourage you to ask as many questions as you want...it's no bother to me. Also, please see all photos and read the full description of the item prior to purchase.

When will I receive my item?

It takes me 3-5 business days to ship (I usually do it quick, but I get lots of orders during holidays.

I use USPS Priority mail which estimates 1-3 days, if the package is over 16 ounces. If your package is under 16 ounces, I use USPS First Class mail which estimates 2-5 days.

All packages have a tracking # that can be found on your order at the top right hand section of your home page under "Purchases and reviews". I see what you see as far as tracking info.

Once your order has been checked in at the post office and the tracking shows that it is in their possession, I can do Nothing about it...it is literally out of my hands and I have no control over it.

If you left me a note with your order...

Please know that if you use the option of attaching a note for me with your order, that only means something relating to the actual order...Not how it is delivered. For example, someone left me a note to have their package left on their porch, but I don't deliver your package...usps does and they will deliver it however they deliver your packages normally.

Also, you cannot order an item and Then leave me a note to somehow change the item that you ordered. You would have to message me prior to your order to see if I can do what you need.

Do you offer sales or Promo codes?

Nope, I'm sorry, but I don't.