L&H Photographica Autumn Auction 2013 results

Leica-MP-Black-Paint,-Serial-no.132,-1956

Leica MP Black Paint, Serial no.132, 1956

Leica-M7-'Handmade-titanium-camera'-Prototype,-Serial-no.-NA,-2002

Leica M7 "Handmade titanium camera" Prototype, Serial no. N/A, 2002

Leica-M3-Betriebsk-“UR-M5”-Prototype-Serial-no.-M3-–-1209

Leica M3 Betriebsk “UR-M5” Prototype Serial no. M3 – 1209

Leica-IIIf-Black-Paint---'Swedish-Military'-Serial-no.822990,-1956

Leica IIIf Black Paint - "Swedish Military" Serial no.822990, 1956

The 2013 Autumn L&H Photographica Auction is now over. Here are the top five Leica highlights:

Lot No. Lot Name Estimated Price Hammer Price (incl. premiums)
74 Leica MP Black Paint, Serial no.132, 1956 HK$3,800,000 HK$5,428,000 ($700,000)
210 Leica M7 "Handmade titanium camera" Prototype, Serial no. N/A, 2002 HK$800,000 HK$2,124,000 ($274,000)
59 M3 Betriebsk “UR-M5” Prototype Serial no. M3 – 1209 HK$800,000 HK$1,770,000 ($228,000)
184 Leica IIIf Black Paint - "Swedish Military" Serial no.822990, 1956 HK$800,000 HK$1,180,000 ($152,000)
251 Leica MP and MP2 Top Plate HK$300,000 HK$1,003,000 ($130,000)

Hong Kong – The 2nd L&H Photographica Auction, organized by the first auction house established by local business in Hong Kong, held the 17th November 2013, at Library and Lounge, Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong. Leica renowned author Mr. Paul Henry, Leica expert Mr. Lars Netopil and Mr. Hosokawa, the chairman of ICS Japan came to this Hong Kong auction event. There were 308 lots in the action and realized a total hammer price of HK$32.8 millions, including premiums.

L&H Photographica Auction

"We have a great success in this auction.  In addition to buyers came from Hong Kong and China, those buyers from Asian countries, like Japan, Taiwan, are also actively participated in the auction.  It reveals the raising demand in rare and vintage cameras and accessories, which has a similar demand in Western countries.  We observed that there is a 20%-30% increase in Western countries’ buyers who participated in the auction.  It is expected more collectors will consign their collectibles in 2014 L&H Photographica Auction,” says Mr. Henry Chau, the CEO of L&H Auction.

L&H Photographica Auction 2

The top price camera is MP Black Paint, which around 138 units of were produced.  It started from HK$1.8 million and after biddings, the hammer price completed at HK$5,428,000.00, including premiums.

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