$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 ! The seller must of came down from their glue high !
If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer. The box and the scope look pristine. I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...
I am on a not user friendly tablet and it would be cumbersome for me: assuming it is the same model as the one in the auction, you can make a forum search for monolux 4380, there are several threads with pics of that label and reference to the maker. In general, 4380 models of that age are all very good.
Thanks Dmala. There are plenty of threads, I see. Some of our members have RAO versions (as I suspected), and it seems more have H.O.C. or Cursive HOC.
Couldn't find any references to Carton, though perhaps I just didn't catch the right threads.
Thanks for the heads up.
I have the hoc 4380. Cursive hoc, although I don't ascribe any difference between block or cursive. I have one scope with both block and cursive between the label and the lens cell. It is an f/20 80mm Monolux so I suppose by the time they got to the far end of my telescope something may have changed lol but I doubt it. I would suspect this is either Royal Astro or Hoc but it is newer (evidenced by the styrofoam inserts) than what I have in my collection. My experience has been that Monolux labeled telescopes were well sourced for high quality.
There is a phone number to call in the CL posting. I also think people make mistakes with 0's sometimes, even when glue isn't a factor! Zeros are funny that way, jumping between nothing and way too much depending on where they land.
Just read Tom K's post that $2000 actually was the seller's price target! A bit lofty but it should sell somewhere in the $100/$200 range. Might be an excellent telescope. 60 X 910 and 60 X 1000 telescopes for me have been consistently excellent.
Edited by strdst, 14 October 2017 - 12:31 AM.