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Item no. M318a (meter)

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Item no. M318a (meter)

Type: frankmark

Country: France

Date of use: 3 July 1956

Red meter on cover (front of), advertising the company J. CHOTARD in Paris, importer/exporter dealing with photographic equipment. The back of the cover bears another red meter (zero value) to advertise the simple camera of bakelite BANCO. The camera was produced in Paris by the company KAFTA (founded by German-born Fritz Kaftanski) in 1950s. It had a pop-up shutter/lens assembled on a cylindrical tube and used type 620 spools with film. Frames had format 6 x 9 cm.

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