'100 YEARS OF LEICA' Camera and Photo Auction - May 2014

WestLicht Photographica Auction
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Austria
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Date of the auction: 15.05.2014

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Kellner Telescope

Large brass telescope by Carl Kellner, Wetzlar, with original stand, telescope signed “Carl Kellner in Wetzlar”. Lens front diameter 56 mm (equivalent to ca. 26 Paris lines). Literature Christine Belz-Hensoldt, Carl Kellners Briefe an Moritz Hensoldt, 2007, p. 576. In 1849 Carl Kellner founded his

Lot #: 1

Opening: €50,000 - €60,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Carl Kellner (Bethle & Rexroth) Large Microscope

The largest microscope by Belthle & Rexroth (Carl Kellner’s successors), signed “C.KELLNER IN WETZLAR /BELTHLE & REXROTH.”, stamped serial no. 478. Made of lacquered brass and black lacquered cast and turned iron. Four eyepieces (I-IV), five objective lenses (signed “Belthle & Rexroth” and numbered

Lot #: 2

Opening: €8,000 - €10,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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(Leitz) Moment-Kamera

13 x 18 cm folding plate camera produced by Kruegener, Frankfurt and sold by Leitz, with E. Leitz Wetzlar 6/18 cm Summar lens in brass/nickel, Bausch & Lomb shutter, red leather bellows, nickel focusing panel engraved ‘Summar 180 mm’, with Russian dealer’s plaque. In very fine condition. LITERATURE

Lot #: 3

Opening: €10,000 - €15,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Ernst Leitz Factory 1911 Lithography

Unique, large format lithography showing the Leitz factory in 1911 (size 53 x 100 cm or 21 x 40 inch - without the original frame), ex James Cornwall collection. This picture hung in Ernst Leitz’ office in the former administration building. It shows the Optical Works Ernst Leitz in their extent and

Lot #: 4

Opening: €10,000 - €12,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Broschure ‘Barnack Kamera

The very first brochure of the new Leitz camera from 1924, one year before the official delivery of the Leica, then under the name BARNACK”-KAMERA. Provenance: Oskar Barnack estate, his daughter Hanna Ulzenheimer to the present vendor. Extremely rare. Literature Hans-Günter Kisselbach (ed

Lot #: 5

Opening: €3,000 - €4,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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0-Series Replika

One of 31 replicas with flip-up viewfinder by Italian Alberico Arces, in mint condition, papers, maker’s box. Alberico Arces was a precision mechanic and the boss of the local Italian Telecom State Company’s “Telex repair and maintenance shop”. In this capacity, he headed a small team of highly

Lot #: 6

Opening: €2,500 - €3,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica I Mod. A Anastigmat

Authentic Leica model A with Anastigmat lens in extremely rare original condition. Export version with distance scale in feet, engraved “Germany”. Complete with first version ETRIN case in “EPI” leather style, matching early FODIS rangefinder no. 2381, original slotted type take-up spool, twin

Lot #: 7

Opening: €70,000 - €80,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leitz - Leica Advertisement

38 x 78 cm (15 x 31 inch) - without frame Leica advertisement as reverse glass painting with original frame. The title of this – presumably unique – picture reads “Revolution in photography means Leitz-LEICA-CAMERA, Small Photographs – Great Pictures”. An advertisement with a similar text appeared

Lot #: 8

Opening: €10,000 - €12,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Poster ‘Leica Das kleine Photowunder

The original Leica vintage advertising poster (size 40 x 50 inches or 101 x 127 cm, framed) by Hubert Saget, signed *Saget*, printed by Graph. Anstalt W. Wassermann, Basel. The possibly unique poster (in perfect condition) was printed for “Optiker Koch Zürich”, a second version for “STRÜBIN DER

Lot #: 9

Opening: €12,000 - €14,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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I Mod. B Dial-Compur

The Leica model B or Compur occupies a unique position in the history of technical development of the Leica, because it was the only model fitted with a between-the-lens shutter. The focal plane shutter was still not very common at that time, so it was also not accepted by every Leica customer. Also

Lot #: 10

Opening: €8,000 - €10,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica I Mod. A 'Cutaway-Model'

Extremely rare and decorative piece in very good original condition. LITERATURE James L. Lager (ed.), Leica, Illustrated History, Vol. I, p. 25. For demonstration purposes, official factory “cutaway” models were individually manufactured of various Leica models over the decades. The cutaway versions

Lot #: 11

Opening: €30,000 - €35,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica Ic Non Standard Outfit

Very rare and complete Leica model C non standard set in very good original condition, containing body with 13.5 cm swing-in mask and three matching lenses Elmar 3.5 cm f/3.5, 5 cm f/3.5 and 13.5 cm f/4.5 – each engraved “883”. Complete with matching first version VISOR “torpedo” finder, filters and

Lot #: 12

Opening: €30,000 - €35,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica II Mod.D Luxus

This gold-plated Leica model D with brown waran reptile body-cover is the last Leica ‘Luxus’ ever produced, in absolutely original condition. With matching gold-plated 5cm Elmar f/3.5 lens no. 144963 and gold-plated cap. The camera was delivered as “Lykup Luxus” in 1932, October 27 to BAKI & FILS in

Lot #: 13

Opening: €250,000 - €300,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica Standard w. Snapshot Elmar

Literatur E James L. Lager (ed.), Leica Illustrated History, Vol. I, 1993, p. p. 45, 46 and Vol. II, 1994, p. 123/124. The “snapshot” Elmar was announced under catalogue code ELROO in the June 1935 Leitz leaflet The Interchangeable Leica Lenses (List Photo 7333b) and described as follows: “The

Lot #: 14

Opening: €25,000 - €30,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Ernst Leitz New York Display Stand

Very rare 1930s wooden Leica display stand from E. Leitz New York (mounting screw 1/4”) in fine condition, reproduced on the dust cover of Lager, Leica Illustrated History, Vol. III LITERATURE James L. Lager (ed.), Leica Illustrated History, Vol. III, 1998, cover and p. 330. Decoration material for

Lot #: 15

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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E. Leitz New York Leica Gun RIFLE

One of the most rare and unusual accessories in beautiful and 100% original condition. Special viewfinder engraved with serial number 123, E.LEITZ INC. NEW-YORK, modified PLOOT mirror housing no. 2437, Leica IIIa no. 254379 (1937), Telyt 4.5/20 cm no.272806 (hood), complete with extremely rare

Lot #: 16

Opening: €220,000 - €260,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica IIIc Prototype

LITERATURE Wilhelm Albert (ed.), Die Geburtstage der Leitz Fotokonstruktionen seit 1927, (Leica Historica e.V., 1995), p. 41, 47; James L. Lager (ed.), Leica Illustraded History, Vol. I, Oregon 1993, p. 114/115; Lars Netopil, Prototyp Leica, Germany 2010, p. 225-239. A completely new design was the

Lot #: 17

Opening: €40,000 - €50,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Summitar 2/5cm 'Aluminium Rim'

The focusing mount is made of aluminum and unfinished. Clean optics and perfect working order (cap). Included: a copy of the Leitz delivery book. Ex Theodor Kisselbach collection. Focusing mounts for Leitz and Leica lenses are mostly carried out in a combination of aluminum on brass, which gives the

Lot #: 18

Opening: €15,000 - €18,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica II Mod.D Dummy set

Early black/nickel Leica II dummy with 4 early dummy lenses: (1) nickel 50mm Elmar f/3.5, (2) black/nickel 7.3 cm Hektor f/1.9, (3) black/nickel 9 cm Elmar f/4, (4) black/nickel 10.5 cm Elmar f/6.3 with hood. All items without serial numbers. Much more rare than the original Leica dummy cameras

Lot #: 19

Opening: €6,000 - €7,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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250 GG Dummy

Original Leica 250 (Model GG) Reporter Dummy in almost mint condition, “Germany” engraved on top plate. With chrome 5 cm Elmar f/3.5 lens no. 499606 and original Leica 250 maker’s box. As a precaution against possible burglary in camera stores, the Leitz Company – sporadically over the decades of

Lot #: 20

Opening: €40,000 - €50,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica 250GG Reporter

Wartime camera in beautiful original condition, with Xenon 1.5/5 cm no.426788, ESFOO everready case. The Leica 250 or Reporter was introduced in 1934, bearing serial numbers from 130001 (1934) to 359916 (1953); total production is less than one thousand cameras. The unusually shaped Leica produced

Lot #: 21

Opening: €15,000 - €18,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica 2500GG w. Leica-Motor MOOEV

The offered motor no. 10006 is the earliest example known to exist and, like the camera, is in near mint and perfect working condition. It was delivered on October, 27th 1941 to Bln. Berlin. The motor drive inside is engraved with camera no. ‘352379’, complete with chrome Elmar 5 cm f/3.5 lens no

Lot #: 22

Opening: €250,000 - €300,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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ANZOO f. Leica 250

Offered here is a rare set of two variations of the nickel-plated film trimming for Leica 250: (1) engraved with „E. LEITZ WETZLAR“ condenser logo outside and „Schichtseite – Coated side – Cote emulsionne“ inside, (2) engraved with „E. LEITZ NEW YORK“ condenser logo outside and „Coated Side – Leader

Lot #: 23

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica IIIc W.H. Rundbildkamera E2

Unique German military panoramic outfit, containing grey Leica IIIcK W.H. no. 491432K (points present, white “K“ on curtain) delivered to Berlin on 01.07.1943 LOOPN “W.H.“ with shipment no. 9473, with Elmar 5cm f/3.5 lens W.H. no.583862 delivered to Berlin on 03.02.44 as Elmar “W.H.“ with shipment

Lot #: 24

Opening: €80,000 - €120,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica IIId

In 100% original and perfect working condition, with matching 5 cm Summitar f/2 lens no. 527746 (bakelite cap). Literature James L. Lager (ed.), Leica Illustrated History, Vol. I, 1993, p. 62. During the hectic war years, a mere 427 units of the Leica IIId were produced. It is the first Leica model

Lot #: 25

Opening: €8,000 - €10,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica IIIc Hanna Ulzenheimer

Postwar IIIc (upgraded into IIIf) with Elmar 3.5 cm no. 170943, inside the base plate inscribed ‘Ulzenheimer Köln’ in pencil, case. Hanna, Oskar Barnack’s daughter, received this camera from Ernst Leitz. According to the Leitz delivery book, the camera with coated lens LOOPN was given to Ulzenheimer

Lot #: 26

Opening: €4,000 - €5,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica Standard New York outfit

Here a very complete Leica post-war Standard New York outfit, containing a body with Velostigmat 3.5/50 mm no. 510097 in red E.Leitz New York display box, Velostigmat Ser. II 4.5/90mm no. 495860 (cap, keeper), Velostigmat Ser. II 4.5/127 mm no. 452310 (cap, keeper), IMARECT (IMFIN) N.Y. finder

Lot #: 27

Opening: €5,000 - €6,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leitz Stereo Tandem TOWIN

Mounted on top, a Leica IIIc no. 516305 with red scale Elmar 3.5/5 cm no. 1090488, on the bottom a Leica IIIc no. 516579 with red scale Elmar 3.5/5 cm no.1198739 with special winding knob, including a very rare matching case for use with the complete unit LITERARTUR E: James L. Lager (ed.), Leica

Lot #: 28

Opening: €20,000 - €25,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Leica IIIf Midland outfit

Very rare Leica IIIf body with self timer in perfect, original condition, top plate engraved “Ernst Leitz Canada Limited Midland Ontario“, with Midland Summarit 1.5/5 cm no. 1246561 (N.Y. orange filter, cap). Including matching Midland SOOZI Summicron 2/9 cm no. 1580092 in near mint condition with

Lot #: 29

Opening: €12,000 - €15,000

Date: 15 May 2014

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Summitar * 2/5cm

Very rare Summitar * in fine original condition with light cleaning marks (case, cap). LITERATURE James L. Lager (ed.), Leica Illustrated History, Vol. II, 1994, p. 45-47, 54; Ulf Richter, 10 Jahre Leica Historica, 2009, p. 89-91. The introduction of the Summicron lens in 1953 can beconsidered one

Lot #: 30

Opening: €5,000 - €6,000

Date: 15 May 2014