12: I Mod. A Elmar Luxus, no. 28692
267: Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 1.5/2", no. 347425536: Angenieux 1.5/50mm Type S21, no. 294220
DoneNov 24, 2012 10:00 AM UTC

22nd WestLicht Photographica Camera Auction

A selection of about 650 cameras, lenses and accessories, all of the highest quality, will besold during the 22nd Auction on November 24, 2012. About 70% of the lots are made by Leitz/Leica. There has never been a comparable selection before. Starting with a Leica I with Anastigmat Lenses, the first Leica serially produced in 1925 (estimated price 70,000 - 90,000 Euro) to the famous "Luxus" Leica from 1929, one of the very few extant original gold-plated cameras (estimated price 120,000 ? 140,000 Euro) to the first Leica of the famous photographer Robert Capa (estimated price 15,000 ? 18,000 Euro), the auction also features incredibly rare Leica M cameras. Apart from 2 prototypes of the M3 (estimated prices up to 180,000 EUR), the very first serially produced M3 (1953, serial number 700001), formerly owned by the chief design engineer of Leitz, Willi Stein, will go on sale with an estimated price of 160,000 - 200,000 Euro. Another top lot is the legendary M3D owned by the LIFE photographer and Picasso intimate David Douglas Duncan. This camera is considered a precursor for the Leica MP, built for professional photographers, and was only made four times. The photographer, who is currently 96 years old, used the camera from 1955 to 2007, for his war reporting from Vietnam, among other assignments. His special friendship with Picasso allowed him a very intimate view of the great artist, resulting in seven books. The estimated price is 250,000 - 350,000 Euro. No less than 6 models of the Leica MP from 1958, three of them from the holdings of the Magnum Photographer Paul Fusco (with estimated prices up to 150,000 Euro) round out the offers in this auction. The crowning glory of the auction is a "Luxus" Megalethoscope by Charles Ponti dated 1865 (estimated price 140,000 - 160,000 Euro). The Auction will be accompanied by 4-color catalogues which can be ordered starting immediately under our website
 
2: I Mod. A Anastigmat, no. 147
Sold for €24,000
Nov 24, 2012
3: I Mod. A Anastigmat, no. 195
Sold for €95,000
Nov 24, 2012
5: I Mod. A Elmax, no. 254
Sold for €40,000
Nov 24, 2012
6: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 1287
Sold for €1,000
Nov 24, 2012
7: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 1575
Sold for €900
Nov 24, 2012
8: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 6737
Sold for €500
Nov 24, 2012
10: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 10087
Sold for €420
Nov 24, 2012
11: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 27327
Sold for €400
Nov 24, 2012
12: I Mod. A Elmar Luxus, no. 28692
Sold for €850,000
Nov 24, 2012
13: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 34902
Sold for €1,500
Nov 24, 2012
14: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 36116
Sold for €650
Nov 24, 2012
18: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 41933
Sold for €550
Nov 24, 2012
19: I Mod. A Elmar, no. 47612
Sold for €360
Nov 24, 2012
21: I Mod. C Standard, no. 69222
Sold for €340
Nov 24, 2012
22: Doppel Leica 'Replica'
Sold for €3,800
Nov 24, 2012
23: Standard black, no. 102828
Sold for €750
Nov 24, 2012
24: Standard black, no. 104091
Sold for €1,000
Nov 24, 2012