To save you and myself some time and effort, I have listed below some of the more common Kodak cameras, their production dates, and approximate current collector's value for them.
Keep in mind that cameras that are nearly a century old are definitely neat and interesting, but that does not necessarily mean that they are very valuable. Remember that, among other things, George Eastman was something of a genius at marketing. Because of that, despite what you may have been led to believe, most old Kodak cameras are actually not very rare at all relative to the demand for them. In fact, the great majority of old Kodak cameras are worth less than $50.00, and most Brownies are worth less than $30.00.
A brief anecdote on the subject: A couple of years ago, I received a query from a gentleman who had a very nice No. 2C Folding Autographic Brownie and wanted to know its approximate value. I responded to him that it was probably worth somewhere around $20 to $25.
I received this perplexed reply:
"I'm writing in response to your appraisal of the Kodak No. 2C Autographic Brownie. I have spoken to family and friends and they cannot believe that a camera made in 1916 and in excellent condition is worth only $25. Everybody I have spoken to seems to think that it should be worth at least $1000. Please explain."
To which I answered:
"This camera is quite common -- there were very many cameras of that model sold. The market value of the camera today reflects the fact that it is so common."
"However, if you truly believe that the camera is indeed so valuable, I will make you this offer: I will gladly sell to you all of them that you desire for the unbelievable bargain price of only $200 each!"
"How many of them will you be needing?"
Please note that I am not attempting to be an absolute authority on the current value of Kodak cameras. The values listed below are simply my best guess, based on my own experience. If you are interested in an authoritative price reference, then I suggest that you obtain a current copy of McKeown's Price Guide to Antique & Classic Cameras. You may find a copy at your local library. Instructions for obtaining your own copy are listed in my References.
Common Kodak Cameras
|Brownie, No. 2 or No. 2A||1901-1933||Black - $10
Colors - $40
|Brownie Bull's-Eye||1954-1960||Black - $15
Gold - $25
|Brownie, No. 2 Folding||1904-1907||$50|
|Brownie, No. 3 Folding||1905-1915||$25|
|Brownie, No. 3A Folding||1909-1915||$25|
|Brownie, No. 2 or No. 2A Folding Autographic||1915-1926||$15|
|Brownie, No. 3A Folding Autographic||1916-1926||$15|
|Brownie, No. 2 or No. 2A Folding Pocket||1907-1915||$25|
|Baby Brownie Special||1939-1954||$10|
|Brownie Hawkeye Flash||1950-1961||$5|
|Brownie Junior (Six-16 and Six-20)||1934-1942||$10|
|Brownie Starflash||1957-1965||Black - $5
Colors - $20
|Hawk-Eye, No. 2 or No. 2A||1924-1933||Black - $10
Colors - $35
|Instamatic Cameras, 126 cartridge film||1963-1976||$5-$20|
|Kodak 35||1938-1948||No rangefinder - $20
With rangefinder - $25
|Vest Pocket Kodak||1912-1914||$75|
|Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak||1915-1926||$75|
|Vest Pocket Kodak, Model B||1925-1934||$75|