Naturally, numerous lots from manufacturer Leitz/Leica finished at top prices: For a Leica M3 black paint no. 915252 “Herbert List” from 1958, which had started at 24,000 Euro, the hammer fell at 78,000 Euro. Over the years, the famous German Magnum photographer had used this camera on various commissions for magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Life.
Among the most sought-after rarities were two previously unknown Leica Gun Rifle cameras, which were manufactured by E. Leitz New York and presented to the public in July 1938. The RITOO Rifle with 20 cm Telyt lense started at 80,000 Euro, the second version of the RITEL with 40 cm Telyt at 90,000 Euro. After exciting bidding wars both lots rose to 168,000 Euro each.