Rare Leica Camera Going Up For Sale At Auction

Written by Gina Stephens

A Leica Fashion Ia Elmax Camera


Over 130 lots in an auction taking place in London at the end of April are Leica cameras, one of which is a rare Leica Elmax (serial no.360) with an judgement of £12,000 – £18,000. 

The Leica Elmax started around serial no. 280 up to around 1300 and camera serial totals around 500 or lower have the earlier "Anastigmat" lens while serial numbers 500 onwards have the later 'Elmar' scheme.

Leica Elmax owners often returned their cameras to the factory for upgrades, but the example going up for auction, with a Leitz Elmax f/3.5 50mm lens, is 98{b2ee9981cbbb8b0b163040ea529e4efa9927b5e917c58e02d7678b19266ae8ff} starting and not upgraded.

A Leica Reporter 250gg Rangefinder Camera


Other lots include a Leica Reporter 250gg Rangefinder Camera, a Jaeger LeCoultre Compass Camera Supply, a Silvestri SLV Medium Format Camera and a Thornton Pickard Overseas Tropical 'Royal Ruby Reflex' Unrecorded Shape.

A Jaeger LeCoultre Compass Camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or Outfit


A few very rare lenses along with a selection of mahogany & brass, including some initial ferrotype cameras, are also going under the hammer. 

The auction will take place on 27 April at Stoke Newington West Reservoir Hub, Green Lanes, London N4 2HA at 10am.

Back in March, another rare Leica camera made history selling for 2.1 million pounds at auction. 


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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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