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The most expensive camera ever sold

 
  2018/09/08
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The most expensive camera ever sold on the 32nd WestLicht Camera Auction.

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1923-Leica-0-series camera sold for $2.95 million so far holding the world record.

 

THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAMERA EVER SOLD
Leica camera sold for 2,400,000 Euro (USD 2,976,000) at WestLicht record auction

The 32nd WestLicht Camera Auction brought not one but two record winning results. With the new world record price of 2.4 million Euro (2 million hammer price plus premium), the Leica 0-series no. 122 is the World’s most expensive camera to date. Furthermore, the auction turned out to be the most successful one in the rich history of the Vienna auction house.

The Leica 0-series had started at a price of 400,000 Euro and rose to a result 6 times higher. A private collector from Asia emerged as the winner from the exciting bidding war. The remarkable price certainly also reflects the camera’s fantastic original condition. In 1923, two years before the first Leica was introduced to the market, Ernst Leitz produced 25 of this test camera, only three of which are known to still be in the original condition.

The previous record holder, a Leica 0-series with no. 116, was also auctioned at WestLicht in 2012 for 2.16 million Euro. Peter Coeln, WestLicht founder: “The outstanding result once again emphasizes the international leading position of our auction house”. Leica majority owner and chairman of the board Andreas Kaufmann added: “This world record price of 2.4 million Euro demonstrates the ongoing and ever-growing myth of the Leica brand.”

A further excellent result was achieved by another Leica camera from the famous collection of Jim Jannard (founder of Oakley): A Leica MP-89 black paint climbed from a starting price of 120,000 to 456,000 Euro. A Leica MP-2, the first camera with electric motor drive, changed ownership for 432,000 Euro. For the comparatively moderate sum of 48,000 Euro, a collector purchased the Hasselblad Lunar Surface SWC which was manufactured for the Apollo missions.

The overall sales rate of the 32nd WestLicht Camera Auction was at 91% of the 530 lots, with close to 100% among the Leica items.

Next WestLicht Auction is scheduled for November this year.

Westbahnstraße 40, 1070 Vienna/Austria, Phone: +43 1 523 56 59

 

 Hasselblad Lunar Surface SWC which was manufactured for the Apollo missions.

Hasselblad lunar surface SW

1968 – Hasselblad lunar surface SW

 

HASSELBLAD: Lunar Surface SWC – 1968

One of 25 SWC cameras produced for NASA with Biogon 4.5/38mm no.4241605, special ultra-light 70mm magazine Lunar Mission no.UV 400540 (NASA number P/N SEB 33100082-S/N 923), also included: a letter by Jan Lundberg, the constructor of this camera, full of information on the development and construction of this extremely important historical camera which was made in 1968 – it is a unique opportunity to buy a piece of space history. The camera is in much better condition than others of its kind. (Condition: A-, Serial no: TRW 8585, 1968)STARTING BID
€12,000.00 – BUYER’S PREMIUM 22.5%

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