Leica 0 series camera sold for $1.900.000 (world record)

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Leica 0 series camera sold for $1.900.000 (world record)

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19th WestLicht camera auction 28th of May sets new records

Sale of most expensive camera worldwide and most successful camera auction so far

The 19th WestLicht camera auction was held on the 28th of May featuring 721 lots has broken many records worldwide: The highlight was lot number 1 that had an estimated price of between 350.000 to 450.000 Euro. After a tough bidder battle starting at 200.000 Euro, lasting for 20 minutes, the highlight of the auction, the extremely rare Leica of the 0-series from 1923, sold for a staggering 1.320.000 Euro (USD 1.900.000) including premium. The bidder, a private collector from Asia, is with this buy the new owner of the most expensive camera ever sold worldwide.

A Leica MP2 in mint condition, with a starting price of 70.000 Euro was sold for 528.000 Euro including premium.

Source: http://www.westlicht-auction.com/index.php?lang=3

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The text also mentions a Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f/0.7, which sold for 90,000 euros. Apparently not the lens that Stanley Kubrick used on Barry Lyndon, but a lens of the same type.
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this is definitely a nice way how to put 2 million in a small box that fits into your pocket...
it will be worth 3 millions in 5 years.. nice investment concept... not mentioning that you can play with it...
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