Tamarkin catalog for the May 12th auction now available online

After Westlich, Tamarkin also published an online catalog for their upcoming auction that will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Some of the interesting Leica items listed in the catalog (starting on page 31):

50mm Summicron f/2 Nr. 1468975, black enamel, with plastic container. Very rare and almost never seen in this condition. Condition: near mint. Estimate: $7,500 – $12,500.

Leica M4 Nr. 1206808 with motor drive #02926. Slight depression on front near rangefinder window. Condition: near mint. Estimate: $5,000 – $8,000.

Leica M4 Nr. 1273465 with 50mm dual-range Summicron f2 Nr. 1607830, both refinished in gold. Condition: near mint. Estimate: $3,000 – $5,000.

Leica MP-126 black enamel with 50mm Summicron f2 Nr. 2340655. Original and very rare in this condition. Condition: Ex++. Estimate: $75,000 – $120,000.

Camcraft N-5A motor drive outfit with a motorized Leica M2 Nr. 1103075 and Camcraft motor 5A Nr. 3. With electrical cord and original Camcraft brochure. This motor is the first version of Norman Goldberg’s M motor, utilizing an MP winder and a special grip, and it is the early prototype of the New York Motor. It sold originally for $298.50 in the 1960s. Condition: Ex++. Estimate: $20,000 – $30,000.

Leica MP-373 Chrome. This is a genuine chrome Leica MP that has been restored. The vulcanite has been replaced and the metal beautifully re-chromed. Condition: near mint. Estimate: $25,000 – $35,000.

Leica M3 Nr. 1097839 Black Enamel with MR-Meter Nr. 25378 Black Enamel. Minor corrosion on the bottom. Probably the most sought-after regular production Leica M camera. Condition: Ex++. Estimate: $10,000 – $20,000.

Leica 72 18×24 with 50mm Elmar f/3.5 Nr. 137575 Red Scale with red presentation case. Condition: Near Mint. Estimate: $15,000 – $20,000.

Leitz 15mm Hologon f/8 Nr. 5736081 with 15mm view finder, neutral density filter, pamphlet, box, and blank warranty card(!). Condition: new. Estimate: $10,000 – $20,000.

Leica S1 Pro Nr. 2286107 with #13606 filter 30’ extension, Hasselblad tilt-shift lens adapter. Condition: Ex++. Estimate: $7,500 – $15,000.

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