Highlights of the 24th Westlicht camera auction (November 23rd, 2013)

Some of highlights from the 24th Westlicht camera auction scheduled for November 23rd, 2013:

Leica I Mod. C Luxus

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

Leica 250 GG

Leica 250 GG

This is the most beautiful Leica 250 GG we have ever seen, in almost like new and original, perfect working condition, it comes with both film cassettes, near mint Summitar 2/5cm no.577583 (cap), ESFOO everready case, rare ANZOO film trimming template, instructions, original maker's box with matching number - the camera was delivered on December 24th (!), 1941 to the University in Straßburg and obviously never used !

Year: 1941
Serial no.: 349045
Opening bid: 30,000 EUR
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 EUR

Leica IIIf No. 500.000

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

Leica M3 Chrome No. 1.000.000

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

Leica M3 chrome Double Stroke 'Leica-Technik' outfit

Leica M3 chrome Double Stroke 'Leica-Technik' outfit

Fantastic outfit including very early M3 body no.700051 in beautiful, original condition, all early features including corner on top plate, engraved 'Leica Technik 57' on rear of top plate, with 3 prototype lenses: rigid Summicron 2/50 no.000345, M3 Summicron 2/35 no.000263, Elmarit 2.8/90 no.000270 (all prototype lenses in fine condition with caps) - this was the personal camera outfit of Theo Kisselbach, directly purchased by the current owner in 1966!

Year: 1953
Serial no.:700051
Opening Bid: 80,000 EUR
Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 EUR

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