This section last amended, July 2017
At the same time we removed items from the list that had been sold (33 binoculars, 2 telescopes, 1 gunsight, 1 periscope, 1 microscope - all sold) AND reduced the price of any items that had been in stock for a while.
The message: everything from our optics list sells, we do not 'collect' anything; subscribe to the list, be the first to see what's new, don't be shy to snap up anything that looks interesting.
If you would like to be notified whenever we have fresh stock, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to our mailing list for "secondhand optics" (binoculars, telescopes, microscopes etc). We will then send you an email three or four times per year inviting you to look at this page. Each email will give you the option to un-subscribe.
Telescopes tend to be long; sometimes they are made shorter by putting a bump (prism) in the middle (some say, 'spotting scopes'); when they are small enough to hold and use in one hand they tend to be called monoculars; tiny telescopes made of several sections ('draws') were made in the 18th and 19th Centuries, the technical term for these is 'spyglasses'.
Second hand microscopes click here.
Second hand, other (lenses, filters, prisms, cameras, gem testers etc) click here.
Second hand binoculars, click here.