This morning a good friend sent me a link to a Hasselblad 1000F listing he thought I should be aware of. He does this often and my marriage is getting weaker by the day, but he's like a brother so what can I do? When I first saw the listing I thought it was a little early for an April Fools joke. The listing is for a 1952 1000F for the rather princely sum of $2300. The ad goes on to talk about a Hasselblad "Certificate of Origin" and how this camera is special. Here are a couple of photos from the listing. I'm no expert but to me the only thing special is its cosmetic condition. So much of the listing seems wrong and I thought our resident Hasselblad experts would care to comment. Things I wonder about: - a Certificate of Origin? - a 1000F produced in the midst of the 1600F model run years? (I am aware of the preproduction 1000Fs but according to Hasselblad records included in Richard Nordin's wonderful book, and my buddy's and my research - this ain't one of them.) - delivery date for the camera as stated on the Certificate is BEFORE Hasselblad shipped it? - the veracity of the serial number engraving is highly questionable. I realize this sort of thing is of little or no interest to most people, and you are probably better off for it. But if you have read this far, you might agree that as these cameras get older, and more and more people with first-hand knowledge pass on, there should be an effort to keep the record straight when questionable information surfaces. Can anyone comment or add to this?