Leica Camera Sells For Over £2.1 Million At Auction

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


A second to none in harmony, historical Leica camera sold at auction for an incredible €2.4 million (over £2.1 million) last week. 

The Leica 0-series no. 122 camera was clerked at the 32nd WestLicht Camera Auction in Vienna and it's part of a series of only 25 prototypes which were manufactured in 1923, two years in the presence of the famous German brand was launched, to test the market.

All parts including the paintwork are original, with the matching lens cover and the original double over finder. The camera also comes complete with a matching lens cover and the original folding finder, the unique film spool and take-up spool.

The camera was secure by a private collector from Asia and is believed to be the most expensive historic camera auctioned to date.  

It's not the first rare camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or to go up for auction this year, as a picking of Photosniper cameras grabbed the attention of the camera world back in February when they went under the hammer at Astons Auctioneers. 


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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