If you’re analogue camera enthusiast and missed the Tamarkin Photographica auction which took place in April, you might be interested in the 19th WestLicht Photographica auction which will take place on May 28 in Vienna.
WestLicht Photographica have already posted some of the highlights of this much awaited auction. The most impressive is the 1923 Leica 0-Serie Nr.107 one of the only 25 cameras of its kind ever produced. This particular exhibit is considered to be the most important collectible Leica camera as it is the first Leica to be exported. So if you want this one of a kind piece, bear in mind that the bidding starts at 200.000 EUR and is estimated at 350.000 – 450.000 EUR.
Apart from the Leica rarities, other cameras that will be auctioned are a Hasselblad NASA 500 EL DATA -1969 (estimate EUR 25.000-35.000), a Nikon I No. 60924-1948 (estimate EUR 140.000-160.000) and a Haake & Albers Krügener\’s Taschenbuch-Camera, a book detective camera – c.1890 (estimate EUR 4.000-5.000).
There will also be a rare analogue photo auction. About 200 photographs from many famous artists featuring Heinrich Kühn, Trude Fleischmann, Franz Hubmann, Roberta Lima and Agnes Prammer will be exhibited. The most important highlights are considered the two Daguerrotypes by Auguste Rosalie Bisson from 1842 (estimate EUR 60.000 – 80.000) and the vintage portrait of Egon Schiele by Anton Josef Trčka from 1914 (estimate EUR 40.000 – 50.000).
The complete auction catalog will be be available online and in printed version as of May 2010 and can be ordered online.
Schedule & Contact Details:
The Camera Auction starts at 11 a.m. (CET / 3:00 PST).
The Photo Auction starts at 6 p.m (CET / 10:00 PST).
- Photos and information: www.westlicht-auction.com