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August 24, 2013 - Filed under: Antiques News — Richard

A photo-journalist from Mumbai has broken his own world record with a collection of antique cameras. The Guinness Book of World Records states that Dilish Parekh has collected 4,425 cameras, which has broken the previous record, also held by Parekh.

His collection previously amounted to 2,634. Most of the cameras are antiques and he now officially holds the record for the largest collection.

Parekh announced his news on the 19th August, World Photography Day. He admits to having a passion for antique cameras and has a wide range of makes and models, collected over the last 25 years. The collection of cameras includes some well-known makes, including Canon, Leica, Kodak, Nikon and Zeiss.

Parekh became fascinated by cameras when his father handed down his personal collection to him, which numbered around 600. Since that time, Parekh has searched flea markets, old photography studios and advertised to find more antique cameras which aren’t already in his collection. One of the most treasured cameras held by Parekh is the Leica 250, made in 1934. The camera is hard to find elsewhere, as only 1,000 were ever made. He also owns a Tessina L, which is one of the smallest cameras in the world, weighing only five-and-a-half ounces.

Collectors of antiques often travel far and wide to find certain items they feel will enhance their collection. Antique furniture is a favourite with collectors, especially antique marquetry furniture . Preston is just one location in the UK where collectors will find some interesting pieces of furniture.

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