Autumn 2016: the WestLicht Anniversary Auctions!


15th Photo Auction:       November 18, 2016

30th Camera Auction:    November 19, 2016

Offering items for our auctions

We are happy about every interesting collector`s piece and are always interested in gathering new items for our auction. For our upcoming auctions we will accept your items until end of September 2016. Please find more detailed information here.

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Leica M3 black paint Nr. 915252 'Herbert List'

Extremely rare and original double-stroke black paint M3 with black film counter and all early features of these un-official pre-series black cameras, with rigid Summicron 5cm no.1510883. Only about 90 of these pre-series cameras were produced, much less are known to exist.
Camera and lens were owned and used for many years by the famous German photographer Herbert List (1903 – 1975) who worked for magazines, including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Life, and was associated with Magnum Photos.

Starting price:  EUR 24,000
Estimates:        EUR 40,000 - 50,000

Registration and bidding will be enabled with the online catalogue as of mid October.

Results of the latest auctions

14th  Photo  Auction:  June 10th 2016

Marilyn Monroe’s appeal remains unbroken even 55 years after her passing. A fan paid a considerable 120,000 Euro for 56 large format prints from Bert Stern’s “The Last Sitting” and thus the highest price for a lot in the 14th WestLicht Photo Auction. The legendary photographs, taken shortly before Marilyn’s death, had started at 60,000 Euro. Read more....

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29th Camera Auction: June 11th 2016


After an exciting bidding war a buyer in the auction hall secured for himself the Leica M3 with serial number 700004 for 312,000 Euro. Called out at 30,000 Euro the rarity rose to more than ten times its starting price. The fourth ever produced serial M camera proved to be the top lot at the 29th WestLicht Camera Auction, which took place exactly on the same day WestLicht was founded 15 years ago. Read more....

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