A LeicaRumors reader bought this rare Leica IIIg black paint camera in 2019 for $23,800 and sold it for $477,000 in 2021

A LeicaRumors reader who prefers to remain anonymous purchased this rare Leica IIIg black paint camera with Elmarit 2.8/90mm lens from the Dominic Winter auction back in April of 2019 for £17,500 (around $23,800) after seeing my LeicaRumors blog post. Two years later the same camera was sold for €408,000 (over $477,000) at the 38th Leitz Photographica Auction that took place in Vienna on June 12, 2021. You can see the actual listing here:

Update – the reader who sold the camera told me that this particular model was listed in Laney’s Leica Collector’s Guide and it came with a letter of authenticity directly from Leica Camera in Germany.

Additional pictures of the Leica IIIg black paint outfit+Elmarit 2.8/90mm:

Previous coverage:

More than 90 Leica cameras and lenses will be part of the upcoming Dominic Winter auction

38th Leitz Photographica Auction results

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