Nice find, Minolta X-700 boxes

I’m always on the lookout (chase) for items to add value to my camera collection. Recently I purchased a super nice Minolta X-700 35mm SLR and Minolta 50mm f/2 lens from a local collector who swore he still had the original boxes that the camera came in. After much searching around his home, he discovered them packed away in a seldom-used Christmas ornaments box. The boxes are factory fresh since he put them away when still new.

Factory fresh!
Includes the foam inserts.
The outer shipping box is a bit rough but it did its job and kept the presentation boxes fresh.
A body cap and a rear lens dust cap. An added bonus is the little plastic insert that covers the film pressure plate.

I don’t have the camera and lens anymore so it’s a good time to pass this set along to the next collector. If you are interested they are available in my camera shop at Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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