The 20th WestLicht Photographica camera auction will take place on this Saturday, November 12th, 2011. Here are the Leica highlights:

I Mod.A Elmar ‘Kalbsleder’ (1930)

Opening Bid: 15,000 EUR
Estimate: 28,000-32,000 EUR

Rare and absolutely original Leica Model A, with calfskin body-cover (LEANEKALB) with brown chequered pattern.
Only 180 examples of the calfskin Leicas were produced in 1930/31. Many of these have been later replaced during restoration by Leitz with regular vulcanite, when the genuine leather was worn off.


M9-P chrome + Noctilux 0,95/50mm chrome

Opening Bid: 15,000 EUR
Estimate: 25,000-30,000 EUR

Special Edition in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Leica Shop in Vienna. Leica M9-P silver chrome finish with black saddle leather. The top cover is engraved with the “Classic Leica Script” and the serial number of the camera. Each camera has a special edition number on the hot shoe. The camera comes with the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. lens in silver anodized finish. This is no.20 of the edition of 20 units

IIIc K Grey W.H. + Hektor 4.5/13.5cm Grey (1944)

Opening Bid: 7,000 EUR
Estimate: 12,000-14,000 EUR

W.H. (Wehrmacht-Heer) military camera in fully original condition (grey leather, still with special fiducial points at film plate), with extremely rare and fully original grey Hektor 4.5/13.5cm no.558608 in beautiful B+ condition

MP black paint (1958)

Opening Bid: 22,000 EUR
Estimate: 40,000-50,000 EUR

original and very rare black paint MP with patina of professional use, in perfect working order (CLA by Ottmar Michaely), matching chassis number inside the camera, with black Leicavit MP

M3-P chrome + Noctilux 0,95/50mm chrome (2011)

Opening Bid: 15,000 EUR
Estimate: 25,000-30,000 EUR

Special Edition in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Leica Shop in Vienna. Leica MP silver chrome finish with vulcanite cladding and top cover in the typical Leica M3 style. Furthermore, the top cover is engraved with the “Classic Leica Script” and the serial number of the camera. Each camera has a special edition number on the hot shoe. The camera comes with the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. lens in silver anodized finish. This is no.20 of the edition of 20 units

Leica UW Underwater housing (1970)

Opening Bid: 12,000 EUR
Estimate: 20,000-25,000 EUR

extremely rare, red-painted underwater housing for the US Army, Elcan 90°/2.8, the device is in like new, never used condition, with the original Leitz Canada users manual, special Samsonite case marked ‘KG-24 UNDERWATER 35mm FORMAT CAMERA LEICA UW F42600-80-C-0278’

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