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The third Wetzlar Camera Auction will take place on October 9th

The third Wetzlar Camera Auction will take place on October 9th, 2021 in Wetzlar, Germany. The official catalog will be published shortly – here are some selected Leica highlights (pictured above): Leica M4 olive “Bundeswehr” (1970) Leica III prototype (1932) Leica M3 painted black (1958)

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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 […]

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The 39th Leitz Photographica Auction will take place on November 20th, 2021 in Vienna

The 39th Leitz Photographica Auction will take place on November 20th, 2021 in Vienna and they are looking for consignments of unique Leica pieces and entire collections:

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38th Leitz Photographica Auction results

Here are some of the results of 38th Leitz Photographica Auction:

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Check out this Leica M3 black paint camera that will be part of the upcoming Wetzlar Camera Auctions (October 9th, 2021)

Wetzlar Camera Auctions released a new video for a rare Leica M3 black paint camera that will be part of the upcoming Wetzlar Camera Auctions on October 9th, 2021:

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Upcoming Leica auctions

Check out the upcoming Leica auctions: Leitz Photographica Auction (June 12) Catawiki (ongoing) Wetzlar Camera Auctions (October 9) Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions (coming soon)

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A “chargrilled” fire-damaged Leica M4 camera with a Summicron 50mm lens sold for $2000 at a recent auction

A “chargrilled” fire-damaged Leica M4 camera with a Summicron 50mm lens sold for £1,200 ($1,670) at a recent auction in the UK (the final price with fees was £1,488 0r $2,070). The camera belonged to photographer Jonathan Bloom  and got damaged in a house fire:

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Jony Ive & Marc Newson designed Leica prototype camera listed at the 38th Leitz Photographica Auction

The 38th Leitz Photographica Auction (previously reported here) will take place on June 12, 2021, in Vienna and as usual, will have several interesting items, including a Jony Ive & Marc Newson designed Leica prototype camera (this was the base for the Leica M 240 RED camera that sold for $1.8 million, the Leica museum has another prototype):

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