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Subject: [Leica] Don Chatterton Dies
From: leowesson at (Leowesson)
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:34:19 -0500
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I purchased my second lens from Don. A 28aa.  I think he was living on some 
island in the Washington area at the time.  Nice fellow. 

Leo Wesson

> On Jun 15, 2015, at 19:52, Jay Burleson <leica at> wrote:
> I took a minute to look back at my records.
> I am a bit masochistic, I have every invoice for every Leica purchase 
> stored in a folder. To look over & lament, I suppose.
> Over the years, I visited Don several times.
> He was only a couple of hours south of me.
> I bought 3 bodies (M3, M4-P & M6), and 6 lenses (several versions of 35 & 
> 50 'crons & a 90 TE), and an uncountable number of body & lens caps.
> He was great to deal with, and always gave me a very good trade in & 
> price, along with a new story about Leica every time I visited.
> He & Jim Kuehl were the last of their kind...
> Jay
>> On 6/15/2015 8:26 AM, Robert Baron wrote:
>> I saw this on Facebook, posted by LHSA, and I know some of you will
>> remember him and may not have seen this:
>> "Leica Specialist and Dealer Don Chatterton passed
>> away on Saturday. He was one of the main Leica camera dealers in the U.S.
>> from 1970-2000. 1933-2015- died at 81 in Seattle, Wa.
>> ROTC- went to Korea about 1952. Finished in the army in 1964 (1st leut.)
>> Sold Leica cameras from 1965 to around 2003."
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