Dates of our upcoming auctions:


16th PHOTO AUCTION:     June   9th, 2017

31st CAMERA AUCTION:   June 10th, 2017

For these auctions we are looking for high-quality individual pieces or entire collections.
If you would like to submit items, please
find more information here.
The deadline for submission is the end of February 2017.


World records at WestLicht Anniversary Auctions!

15th Photo Auction: 18th November 2016
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The Kiss for 48,000 Euro

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s legendary V-J Day Kiss (starting price: 8,000 Euro) was worth the amount of 48,000 Euro to a collector, setting a new record price for this icon of photography, which depicts a sailor kissing a nurse on Times Square during the celebrations for the end of WWII in 1945. The nurse turned out to be Austrian born Greta Friedman, who only passed away in September this year, originally from Wiener Neustadt, who had emigrated to the US in 1938.

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30th Camera Auction: 19th November 2016
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384,000 Euro for the earliest Nikon camera

A Nikon One climbed from 90,000 to 384,000 Euro, the highest price ever paid for a camera from the long-standing Japanese manufacturer at an auction. The world record was achieved at the 30th Camera Auction in WestLicht’s 15th year. The record lot is the earliest known surviving example of a Nikon camera in the world, manufactured in April 1948 as the third ever serially produced camera by Nikon. This was also an early birthday present for Nikon company, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2017.

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On the occasion of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Nikon Cooperation in 2017 Uli Koch, one of the most prominent Nikon collectors, has just completed the new book 'NIKON 100 ANNIVERSARY', which you can order here.

After the Auction

You have acquired one or more lots and the WestLicht Auction? How does it go from there? Please find all information concerning invoicing, payment and dispatch of goods here.

Post-auction sales

Some lots from this auction were unfortunately unable to find buyers and are being offered in a post-auction sale at the starting prices (premium will be added). The items in question are those in the on line catalogue with no hammer price shown. If you are interested in this offer please get in contact with us quoting the lot number.

Offering items for future auctions

If you would like to offer us items, please contact us and perhaps let us have a detailed description and pictures by mail beforehand. If we accept your items for our auction we will fix the start price together with you. 

The next auctions will be in spring next year; consignments will be taken over until February 2017.

If you have any further questions please contact us.

WestLicht Photographica Auction
Westbahnstrasse 40
1070 Vienna, Austria
Tel: ++43 1 523 56 59 16
Fax: ++43 1 523 13 08
E-Mail: auction(at)