Described as “one of the rarest and most unusual Leitz accessories”, a New York Leica gun rifle prototype will be auctioned by WestLicht with bids beginning at € 150,000 (~$170,000).
The Kit, including a camera and lenses, dates back to as early as 1939 and is expected to sell for for $370,000-$400,000.
The auction will take place later this month so hurry up and get your money ready.
The happy buyer will get more than just a wooden helve for the obscene amount of money, as the auction house states the following is included:
- Modified Wetzlar PLOOT mirror housing
- Special bayonet mount Wetzlar viewfinder engraved ‘Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany’ in condenser logo
- Chrome Leica Standard body with modified baseplate
- Telyt 4.5/20cm no.272854 with hood
- Hektor 4.5/13.5cm with hood in short focusing mount and matching red maker’s box
- Original and extremely rare carrying case RIFUN
I can appreciate the historic value this kit carries and its importance among collectors, but it seems like a lot of money for a bunch of Leica items that don’t even include the company’s famous red dot.
Seriously though, the items are said to be “in beautiful and 100% original condition” so knock yourself out if you can afford to buy this cool accessory.