Yashica’s ‘Sailor Boy – Christmas Elf’?

We’re super lucky to have run across a rather hard to find Sailor Boy – this one came to our attention from a visitor to our blog – then through eBay by way of South Africa to Florida! Welcome home, little guy!

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This unique version of Sailor Boy – complete with his Yashica 35mm camera.

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Cousins, not brothers. The only thing missing on our little guy is his green decal which should be on the front of his hat.

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Sailor Boy convention. The new guy cleaned up nicely. A little bit of warm soapy water and a soft brush and he’s good as new!

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Made in Japan is about all we know at this point. We’re not even sure about when he was made.

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Cool shoes – but are they “elf” shoes?

More about the history and variations of Yashica’s advertising figurine soon. As always, feel free to share your Sailor Boys with us – we’re looking to add to our collection with new versions of this cute guy.

Thanks

Chris and Carol

 

 

 

Happy SUNday!

Happy SUNday and Happy New Year!

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From my train collection that’s now gone.

Lionel Santa Fe ‘O’ gauge F3 diesel locomotive from 1958

Chris

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From chaos sprouts beauty

A rescued Christmas cactus rewards us with its delicate beauty.

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Looking neglected at a local big box home store, Carol rescued this cactus –  it rewards us with beautiful blossoms and lovely leaves of deep green. Here captured in the studio with our Fujifilm FinePix S9900W set on chrome color slide film simulation.

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Nature’s sculpture – revealed.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day!

Peace, Chris & Carol ^.^

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Favorite 2017

In response to this week’s challenge, the last one of 2017.

It was extremely hard for us to choose just one favorite for the year. This one wins out just because it wasn’t planned and everything just had to fall into place with minutes to spare.

Island Church, Southern Charm

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A very Merry Christmas to all… and a wish for a peaceful 2018. Our “leaders” in America need to take a chill pill and back off on the war talk. As a retired career U.S. Navy Sailor, in my opinion, the best use of our military might is for keeping the peace and protecting the country. NOT playing into the hands of fanatical “leaders” around the globe. 

MAINTAIN the peace, CONTAIN your enemies and RESTRAIN our President. It’s easy to drop bombs on people, it takes a real leader to negotiate peace and foster accords.

Peace

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Chris and Carol ^.^

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Merry Christmas!

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All the best, Chris and Carol ^.^

We hope that 2018 can be a year for compromise and accords – not bombs and killings and polarization. As John and Yoko said, “Give peace a chance”.

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Konica Z-up 60 35mm Compact Camera (New in Box) – Available for Purchase –

Hey all! Carol and I continue to downsize our collection (menagerie?) of really cool “modern classics” film cameras (whew)! This one is from Konica Minolta and is a nicely featured 35mm automatic camera that’s as new as the day it was made. It’s still in its original box and includes all the goodies that came with it plus a nice bonus of some Fujicolor film. It features a Konica power zoom lens from 35-60mm.

Check it out…

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Please visit our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com for more details and to purchase this nice camera set.

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It’s in perfect, fully tested and working condition and ready for Christmas!

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No worries about dating your pictures – I believe the calendar goes up to 2049!

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We’ve included new batteries and an expired roll of Fujicolor color negative film for making prints. We’ve used this film before and it still produces nice colors and contrast! We’ve got the original box, all papers, an unopened strap and a really nice Konica leatherette case.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember, check out our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com

Chris and Carol ^.^

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Happy SUNday!

Christmas Cactus – 

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Studio Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W with Fujichrome film simulation mode.

Chris

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Christmas Cactus

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Christmas cactus pre-bloom. Studio photography with no post production except a minor crop. 

Studio Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9900W in Fujichrome simulation mode.

Chris

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