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King Sturge to Auction Photographic Equipment

Photography enthusiasts have the opportunity to snap up a bargain when King Sturge dispose of the assets of camera manufacturer Vivitar.

Around 13,000 digital cameras and camcorders, all brand new and boxed, will be sold at an online auction along with other photographic equipment.

Vivitar UK’s warehousing equipment will also be sold through King Sturge’s website at an auction opening on 14th October at 10am and closing on 16th October at 1pm.

The 990 lots will be sold over two days with the auction for lots 1 – 400 closing on day one and lots 401 – 990 closing on day two.

The sale comes after administrators Eddie Kerr & Brian Hamblin of PKF (UK) LLP asked King Sturge to dispose of the company’s assets.

Vivitar is one of the best known names in photography with a history going back to 1938 in the USA. Parent company Syntax-Brillian recently sold the brand name and intellectual property to US company Sakar International but Sakar did not purchase the firm’s stock or physical assets.

Now King Sturge is disposing of the assets of Vivitar’s UK subsidiary with an online auction which has already attracted considerable interest from the photographic industry.

King Sturge partner in charge Mike Hanson said: “This is an interesting disposal and one which has already sparked numerous inquiries. We are expecting bidding to be lively when the auction opens on 14th October .”