Around 13,000 digital cameras and camcorders are due to be sold off alongside other photographic equipment in an online auction of Vivitar gear starting on 14 October.rnPicture for illustration purposes only

Around 13,000 digital cameras and camcorders are due to be sold off alongside other photographic equipment in an online auction of Vivitar gear starting on 14 October.

The cameras, described as ?brand new and boxed?, are part of the assets of Vivitar UK, which closed after the firm?s European base ceased trading.

Though the Vivitar brand name has been sold to Sakar International, the US electronics firm did not buy Vivitar’s stock or physical assets.

Last month we reported that Vivitar’s offices had closed with the loss of 26 staff ? including 14 in the UK ? as the firm, known as Vivitar SA France, ceased trading.

The firm went into administration owing more than £4m to creditors.

Vivitar was set up in 1938.

For details of the auction visit www.kingsturge.co.uk

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