VERY RARE the HOLY GRAIL of the Leica`s
Originally Posted by Harry Lime
Currently being auctioned at Westlicht. talk about a rare camera...
0-series Leica No. 107 (1923)
This is the 7th camera of the Leica 0-series. Only approx. 21 of these cameras were produced to test the market in 1923, 2 years before the commercial introduction of the Leica A. The camera is in excellent and fully working condition, all parts including the paintwork are original, only the folding finder has been replaced by the later Galilean finder as usual. It is the only camera known with "Germany" engraving on the top plate. The factory record indicates delivery to New York for patent applies. This means that this camera is not only one of the major rarities existing, it is also the first Leica being exported. This is the second 0-series Leica ever being offered in a public auction and the unique chance to buy the most important collectable Leica camera.
Estimate: 280.000-320.000 Euro
Starting price: 140.000 Euro
....will go down as one of the most EXPENSIVE
Leica`s ever sold......
I`m sure some record will be broken here with the sale of this camera, only the second ever put up for public sale
Null Series Leica # 7
I think that the W.H. Leica IIIC K that`s been seen here at RFF from Southern Germany will also be featured at this auction?
The "normal"? LTM market`s flat now, have to wait and see if the Grey IIIC`s
even reach reserve price?
my respect to you for letting us all know about this
.........and it figures old man that you would be at this auction
What`s Vienna without you anyway?
(rumor on the street has it you are after one of those IIIC K`s but will you BID
on it OR
obtain it in the ways and means we all know you for my dear Harry?)
ohh and btw
say "hello" to Anna for me please when you get there