Last weekend, the 28th WestLicht Camera Auction took place in Vienna. 573 lots, including many rare Leica and Nikon pieces, were up for grabs at the camera auction. At the final count, 86% of the items found a new home, producing auction sales amounting to around two million euros.
Among the highlights were a Leica M3 black paint from 1959 (40,800 euros), an MP Gold “60 Years PRC” (48,000 euros) and a black Leica IIIg, manufactured for the Swedish army (40,800 euros). However, the most expensive piece did not come from Leica this time, but from Japan. The Fisheye Nikkor 6.2 mm f/5.6 SAP, of which only three pieces were ever manufactured, was sold to a collector for 156,000 euros (starting price: 20,000 euros). Two further Nikon cameras were sold for over 50,000 euros.
Further information at: WestLicht