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38th Leitz Photographica Auction: A Leica MP2 Chrome with electric motor is one of the auction highlights

At the 38th camera auction of the renowned auction house "Leitz Photographica Auction", many unique collector's items as well as outstanding examples of camera history will once again be auctioned off in Vienna on 12 June. Bidders from over 100 countries can look forward to 469 lots with exciting bidding wars.

© Leitz Photographica Auction, Leica MP2 Chrome mit Elektromotor

The Leica MP2 Chrome with electric motor and serial number 952014 (estimated price: € 300,000 - 350,000) is the highlight of this auction. The MP2 was the first experimental M camera with electric motor drive, built in the late 1950s. Only 21 cameras were produced in chrome, of which only ten still exist today.

Another highlight is the Leica I Mod. A Luxus with serial number 48402 (estimated price: € 200,000 - 250,000) in original condition is waiting for a new owner. Only 95 Luxus Leicas were produced from 1929 to 1931. In their original condition, these cameras are among the greatest Leica rarities.

The Leica MP 0.72 Chrome by photographer Martin Hartley (estimate: € 6,000 - 7,000) tells an exciting story. The Briton documented the Catlin Arctic Survey Project at the North Pole with this camera in 2010. In addition to the camera, the lot also includes two limited edition prints and a small bottle of water from a drill core at the North Pole.

Once again, the auction house is donating one lot to charity. The entire proceeds of a pre-series model of the Leica M-A Edition 100 (starting price: € 3,000) will go to "Licht ins Dunkel", the largest humanitarian aid campaign in Austria.

Bids for the upcoming auction on 12 June can be submitted in advance online www.leitz-auction.com, in writing or by telephone. Live bidding during the auction is possible at www.leitz-auction.com and www.liveauctioneers.com.

Leitz Photographica Auction is one of the world's leading auction houses for vintage cameras and is established as a permanent fixture on the international scene. A rare example of a Leica 0 series from 1923 caused a particular stir, fetching a record price of €2.4 million at auction in 2018 and remains the most expensive camera ever sold at auction. More information

Leica I Mod. A Luxus © Leitz Photographica Auction

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