Last week I bought a couple of binoculars in an antique store in Vermont. One is a pair of Sears Discoverer "Super Wide Angle" 7x35 6287-A binoculars that are a little dinged up and need a good cleaning, but otherwise appear to be in good shape. I've seen some good reviews of these and when we have clear skies again I'm looking forward to trying them out on the MW. I paid $20. for those.
The other is not useful for astronomy but they were kind of interesting and only $15. It is a miniature binocular, branded Selsi, 6x14mm, with a trademark that I cannot identify. I wrote to Mark Ohno at miniaturebinoculars.com and he thought they might be from the 1950's but was not familiar with them either. Selsi was an importer and probably sold many brands over the years. I looked at every Japanese trademark site I could find, including the CN one on the Classic Telescopes forum and did not see this mark anywhere. I thought 14mm was kind of unusual but Mark said that objectives smaller than 15mm were sometimes seen with the internal prism variety of miniature binoculars. Just curious if anyone has any information about these. --Keith