Leica camera sold for 2,400,000 Euro (USD 2,976,000) at WestLicht record auction
Most of you might think that the most expensive camera might range from 500 – 1000 USD right? Because I was thinking the same! But it not true, the most expensive camera is worth more than $2.8 Million. Isn’t it mind-blowing right? People might think that who would buy such an expensive camera or does it have something special? There is nothing more special except its origin. And yeah there are camera lovers who can spend on it.
The thirty second WestLicht Camera Auction brought not one however 2 record winning results. With the new record value of two.4 million monetary unit (2 million hammer value and premium) the Leica 0-series no. 122 is that the World’s most costly camera thus far. what is more, the auction clothed to be the foremost victorious one within the wealthy history of the national capital house.
The Leica 0-series had started at a value of four hundred,000 monetary unit and rose to a result vi times higher. a personal collector from Asia emerged because the winner from the exciting bidding war. The outstanding value actually conjointly reflects the camera’s fantastic original condition. In 1923, 2 years before the primary Leica was introduced to the market, painter Leitz created twenty five of this take a look at camera, solely 3 of that square measure noted to still be within the original condition.
The previously the record holder was a Leica 0-series which was auctioned in 2012 at WestLicht. It was sold for 2.16 Million Euro. By Peter Coeln, WestLicht founder: “This outstanding result all over again amplifies the International leading status of our auction house”Leica majority owner and chairman of the board Andreas Kaufmann added” This record value of 2.4 million Euros demonstrates the continued and ever-growing story of the Leica whole.”
A further glorious result was achieved by another Leica camera from the notable assortment of Jim Jannard (founder of Oakley). A Leica MP-89 black paint climbed from a beginning value of a hundred and twenty,000 to 456,000 Euro. A Leica MP-2, the primary camera with motor drive, modified possession for 432,000 Euro. For the relatively moderate total of forty eight,000 monetary unit a collector purchased the Hasselblad satellite Surface SWC that was factory-made for the Phoebus missions.
The overall sales rate of the thirty second WestLicht Camera Auction was at ninety one of the 530 heaps, with about to 100 percent among the Leica things.