About Us

Collectable Cameras is owned and run by Simon and Julie Chesterman, and has been trading for over twenty years.

Our involvement in cameras stemmed from Simon being given a vintage camera in pieces by his father at the age of 12 and tinkering with it.

A couple of box and folding cameras from the attic were added, and a lifelong interest was sparked!

Finally obsession gave way to good sense and our business was launched, part time at first, and then full time in October 2001.

We moved from Leeds to our current premises in Rural East Yorkshire in October 2002 and sell by mail order and in person, and visit camera fairs across the UK.

We are both very interested in the Mid Century lifestyle and enjoy visiting Vintage Festivals across the UK with our old Cadillac and American Avion caravan.