7x50 Barr & Stroud CF60
SIZE (WXH, inches): 7 X 10
WEIGHT OF JUST THE BINOCULAR: 1120g
OPTICAL CONDITION: clean
EXTERNAL CONDITION: please examine the photographs carefully.
COMMENTS BY RAFFI:
I've been dealing in binoculars for an awful long time and I've never seen this model of Barr & Stroud before. The only reference I can find on all of the internet (please tell me if you find another!) is one that sold on eBay for £535.00, and that one wasn't in particularly good condition and didn't have its case. This one is in spectacularly good condition and has its original case.
So is this really so rare? In William Read's book about Barr & Sroud binoculars there are three pages (pages 146 to 148) devoted to this model - it really is that rare, "As few as 25 may have been completed and one senses that since it was not named in the Final Price List of January 1975 the CF60 did not stay in production for very long". If you click on the picture, above, you will see, underneath the extra pictures, the key paragraph, which I have typed out un-edited.
As regards the price, it's very difficult to put a price on something so rare. It could sit on this list for several months because no collector is willing to pay more than £200.00; on the other hand, a trader mght snap this up becuase he two collectors who want this 'at any price' e.g. £1000.00.