Highlights of WestLicht's 24th Camera Auction in November

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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:

Photo from WestLicht Photographica Auction

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

Year: 1950
Serial no.:500000

Opening Bid: 120,000 EUR
Estimate: 200,000 – 250,000 EUR

Photo from WestLicht Photographica Auction

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.

Year: 1930
Serial no.: 37257

Opening Bid: 90,000 EUR
Estimate: 150,000 – 200,000 EUR

Photo from WestLicht Photographica Auction

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.

Year: 1960
Serial no.:1000000

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!

written by cruzron on 2013-09-26 #auction #camera #collection #lifestyle

One Comment

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    segata ·

    Those are real eye candy, nice article :)

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