Got some extra money? I recommend saving it or investing in something. Got A LOT of extra money? Well then... check out the highlights of WestLicht's 24th Camera Auction in November!
Are you looking for rare cameras to complete your collection? WestLicht’s camera auctions are chock-full of conversation worthy pieces that’s sure to be the jewel of any analogue aficionado’s collection! But be forewarned – they fetch quite a premium! Here are a few of the noteworthy pieces that us mild mannered men can only ogle and drool at:
Leica IIIf No. 500.000
The famous presentation camera for Dr. Ernst Leitz II, in good original condition, with matching Elmar 3.5/5cm, ex. Leitz Museum (with original red museum sticker ‘M 163’ on base plate), ex. Surat Collection
Opening Bid: 120,000 EUR
Estimate: 200,000 – 250,000 EUR
Leica I Mod. C Luxus
The one and only I Mod. C ‘Luxus’ in 100% original and fine condition. The camera with gold plated metal parts and lizard skin body was never restored and has the typical and original patina. Only 95 ‘Luxus’ cameras were produced from 1929 to 1931.
Serial no.: 37257
Opening Bid: 90,000 EUR
Estimate: 150,000 – 200,000 EUR
Leica M3 Chrome No. 1.000.000
This famous camera, the ‘One Millionth Leica’, was presented to Dr. Ludwig Leitz by Willi Stein, the ‘Father’ of the Leica M3, in fine original condition, with matching and mint CF Summicron 2/50mm, ex. Leitz Museum (with original yellow museum sticker ‘M 964’ on base plate), ex Surat Collection – the camera is listed as one of the few official presentation cameras, no. 1.000.001 was given to Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Opening Bid: 200,000 EUR
Estimate: 400,000 – 500,000 EUR
Check out the other items in the auction here. Good luck for those who are going to bid!