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Home > Auctions > Astromart Auctions > Eyepieces > Auction #19970

YKK leather eyepiece cases set of (2) early '70s Japan
Auction No.: 19970
Started: 7/10/2017 10:56 PM
Ended: 7/17/2017 9:44:03 AM
Ending Bid: $33.00 Ernie Spragg
Bids: 20 Bids [View History]
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You get 2 of the 4 cases seen in the photos for this auction.

To those of you who like to collect vintage eyepieces, especially those from the earliest years of University Optics (pre 1978), and then to add that, their real origins from Nihon Seiko, these are the cases their oculars would have arrived in.

The YKK trade stamp is found on their brass zipper grips; something you will see on each of these zipper assemblies. If you really try hard in the best lighting conditions, you'll still see "JAPAN" stamped on the underside of each case.

Not all N.S.-sourced oculars will fit in these. They will safely house the shorter Meade Research Grades and Cave Orthostars. They will hold all but the very longest focal lengthed .965" eyepieces. Save the 40mm AH the 30mm Kellner (both by Vixen or Carton depending on the years), they should fit perfectly inside.
The flat top Multicoated orthos and konigs will fit if the shorter models and it will be tight by the top rim.

I tested this on some of the more modern oculars, like the Japanese-made Ultima 7.5 and 5mm. They fit, but you cannot have them with the top caps on.

Conditions on each are collectible excellent. Zippers on ALL work perfectly with no slip or stuck areas. All cases have a lovely gloss to them and there are no frays or "blow outs" on the undersides. And no stinkies, indicating they lived many decades AWAY from dew and damp conditions. I let all of my Nihon Seiko oculars go bye, bye last winter so these can go.

I have (4) total which I will disperse into (2) auctions.

Very difficult to find these in any condition!

All nations welcome to bid.


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