Zeiss Ikon folders with "starred" serial numbers

Published in Autumn 2006 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Pages 21 – 22.

In the years immediately after World War II, many Zeiss Ikon folding cameras had an additional character attached to the serial number impressed onto the leather covering of the camera. The character was an asterisk. A sample of this sort of serial number is “Q 94031 *” This article breaks out some discussion as to the meaning of this departure from the standard serial number without the asterisk.

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