The early Rangefinders from Japan are far more common in the States than Europe, the UK in particular did not import any officially, with the post war import restrictions. Any in the UK where likely to be a purchase from a tourist, escaping import tax etc. Most decent condition ones where snapped up by the shops owners!..or sold at top price in London. Canon were top notch quality in the 1950's, and consistent unlike some of the other rival makes from Japan.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2012 13:19:06 GMT -5 by Stephen