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.
You might also be interested in the collection of 600 vintage cameras we previously featured. Apparently they are once again up for grabs over on eBay.
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