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The Hasselblad Gold Supreme camera 

The Hasselblad 503CW Gold Supreme

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the first Hasselblad camera in October 6, 1948. Hasselblad are presenting a special jubilee model - The Hasselblad Gold Supreme. It is a complete 503CW with all visible chromed details plated in 24 carat gold. The camera is also unique in as much as it is finished in an elegant burgundy coloured leatherette trim. Each camera bears a gold plate engraved with "The System 1948 - 1998", Victor Hasselblad's signature and a special serial number. Each camera is presented in a custom-built burgundy coloured leather case and is accompanied by a jubilee booklet, a certificate and a special gold plated key ring also bearing the serial number of the camera.

Only 500 specially numbered examples of the Hasselblad Gold Supreme camera will be produced.

Well, Miss Riza of Shriro Malaysia apply her "push technology" to lure me to get one, I said: "too beautiful to take pictures...".

Thai King's model

Or how about this Jubilee cameras for King Bhumibol of Thailand ?

Along with the Thai King, Bhumibol (A photo-fanatic as well) 50th Jubilee Year, 2 Hasselblad models have been produced with the Kings emblem. The royal jubilee badges which are in gold and enamel decorate both the camera models. These cameras are one of the rareless of quantity produced.

Nine units of Hasselblad 203FE, gold-plated with 24 carat gold and dressed in blue vinyl leather and another one, using the new Hasselblad 503CW as the platform, with only a limited edition of 50 units. All the cameras were sold by auction , and all proceeds will go to charity. Overheard: Highest bided unit was auctioned for nearly US $50 000... wow, that is something.

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