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Our next auctions will take place in May 2016.
13th Photo Auction
The 13th Photo Auction turned out to be a big success!
Johannes Fischer’s portrait “Egon Schiele in front of the large mirror in his studio” from 1915 was the big winner of the day. The lot multiplied its starting price of 3,000 Euros several times and climbed to 33,600 Euros.
As one of the Auction’s highlights a work by Nobuyoshi Araki - “Untitled from ‘Colourscapes’”, 1991 - changed owners for 32,400 Euros (starting price: 14,000 Euros). Frantisek Drtikol’s “Salome”, c. 1925, which started at 2,400 Euros, was equally coveted and finished at 13,800 Euros. Demand for Alfons Walde’s nude study photographs constantly rising – all three vintage prints on offer considerably surpassed the upper estimate.
Alexander Rodchenko’s “Radio station” from 1929 went for 16,800 Euros (starting price: 8,000 Euros). The numerous photographs of models and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Romy Schneider and Kate Moss gave dazzling performances on the auction-catwalk.
28th Camera Auction
An excellent total sales rate of 91% and results well above the estimates: rarities by Leica and Nikon demonstrated their unbroken appeal among collectors: Having started at 14,000 Euros a Leica M3 black paint from 1959 climbed to an amazing 40,800 Euros; an MP Gold “60 Years PRC” rocketed from 15,000 to 48,000 Euros. Remarkable potential was displayed by a black Leica IIIg for the Swedish army, which started at 16,000 Euros and finished at 40,800 Euros. A 1980 Leica Extender-M lens pulled-off a spectacular sprint. From the start at 2,000 Euros it reached the finish at 16,800 Euros.
The Auction’s highlight came from manufacturer Nikon, whose products drew a great deal of attention. A collector secured the famous Fisheye Nikkor 5.6/6.2mm SAP, one of only three ever produced, for 156,000 Euros (starting price: 20,000 Euros). A black Nikon S3M with 60,000 Euros (starting price: 26,000 Euros) and a Stereo-NIKKOR with 54,000 Euros fetched further surprise successes. Among the historical cameras a Luxus Megalethoscope by Carlo Ponti, c. 1865, stood out, which, having started at 15,000 Euros, was in the end sold for 45,600 Euros.
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.
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.
For our upcoming auction in May 2016 we will accept your items until end of February 2016.
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WestLicht Photographica Auction
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