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35mm and 120 Medium Format Film Cameras, Film Sales, Developing, Scanning and, Printing
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO GET HERE - ALL VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
- If you don't read all the instructions below, you are going to regret it - you are going to be sooooo darn frustrated. Seriously. It's hilarious how many folks show up here and DM me "I'm here" and I love to reply "Ok." After a few minutes, I get another message "what do I do?" I RESEND them the link to this page and they read it...
All visits by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, TEXT (956) 492-7140. For faster response, please TEXT, not call. This helps minimize spam calls.
- click for Google directions ———> 500 E. Camellia Ave #12 | McAllen, Texas 78501 <——— click for Google directions. Red brick building.
- Do NOT park or enter the apartment complex through the driveway as they will tow your car away at YOUR expense. Yes, folks actually follow a car in and then park in a tenant's spot. YIKES! Then, they can't get out of the complex without someone unlocking the gate code. Oh well...
- Enter through the small gate in the picture below - on your left if you are facing the building - it is the one with the keypad. The one that the BIG RED ARROW is pointing to. Folks go to the wrong building on the street. There is ONLY one red brick building on the street. I promise. No tricks.
- Enter 067 which will dial me and keep watching the display for ‘access granted’ and push the gate open. IF you don’t keep watching the display, you are likely to miss notification of the gate opening.
For questions or information, TEXT (956) 492-7140 for a call back. We buy old film cameras and typewriters. Text the pictures and pricing. Yes, we can provide an appraisal for your items for a fee.
Pino Shah Antiques | McAllen, Texas
As a kid, I was always fascinated with a typewriter - what it could do and the sound it made. At the age of nine, I was loaned a film camera and from the first roll, I was addicted to film photography. At age ten, I was introduced to a fetish - the fountain pen! Then, life happened and for the next several decades I was neither indulgent in typewriters or film cameras. In 2018, I got back into both. Slowly at first and then immersed myself. I self-taught film developing. I started collecting inkwells as fountain pens was another fetish I never gave up. A natural complement to fountain pens and typewriters are pocket watches and, I took up the study of the fascinating world of pocket watches.
I carry a small and select collection of inkwells and pocket watches but, my prime love is for film cameras followed by typewriters. I enjoy restoring, refurbishing or servicing both and bringing them back to working glory when practical.