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 items. If you would like to submit items, please find more information here. The deadline for submission is the end of March 2017.
Some most remarkable results from our previous auctions:
M3D Black Paint sold for EUR 1,680,000
Famous forerunner of all MP cameras specially designed and built by Leitz for the American photographer David Douglas Duncan. Only 4 of these cameras (M3D-1 to M3D-4) were produced and used for many years by Duncan. Life photographer Duncan (born January 23, 1916) is among the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He is best known for his dramatic combat photographs of Korean and Vietnam War and his work with his close friend Pablo Picasso.
M3 Chrome No. 1.000.000 sold for EUR 840,000
This famous camera, the 'One Millionth Leica', was presented to Dr. Ludwig Leitz by Willi Stein, the 'Father' of the Leica M3 and was part of the Leitz Museum and listed as one of the few official presentation cameras, no. 1.000.001 was given to Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Leica 2500GG w. Leica-Motor MOOEV sold for EUR 576,000
The offered motor no. 10006 is the earliest example known to exist and, like the camera, is in near mint and perfect working condition. It was delivered on October, 27th 1941 to Bln. Berlin.
The Leica 250 was known as Leica “Reporter”. With its large cassettes it accommodated 33 feet of film, so it could be used for up to 250 exposures without re-loading.
Leica III Mod. F LUXUS 'Karl Henkell' sold for EUR 528,000
Unique outfit of original Leitz gold plated 'Luxus' camera with brown lizard leather covering and 2 gold plated lenses (Summar 2/5cm no.190131, Elmar 3.5/3.5cm no.182545). It comes from the estate of the famous German sparkling wine producer Karl Henkell (Henkell Trocken) who used the camera until 1944.
Hasselblad 500 'HEDC' NASA 'Jim Irwin' sold for EUR 660,000
Jim Irwin took exactly 299 pictures with this Hasselblad 500 'EL DATA CAMERA HEDC' during his 3 days stay on the lunar surface and 96 more on the way to the moon and back again. The offered camera no.1038 was one of 14 - 15 cameras used on the moon surface during the APOLLO missions 11-17. About 12 cameras were left on the moon, as the astronauts only took the film magazines back home in order to take lunar rocks in the equivalent of the weight of the cameras.
Giroux 'Daguerréotype' sold for EUR 732,000
The “Giroux Daguerréotype” is the first commercially-produced camera in the world and represents the initial spark that started the worldwide spread of photography. From 1839 it was manufactured in Paris in limited numbers by Alphones Giroux. The design was taken from original blueprints drawn up by Giroux’s brother-in-law, the inventor Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre. It is a wooden sliding box Daguerreotype camera for 167x216 mm (“full-plate” 6.5x8.5 inch) exposures.
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.