16th Photo Auction: June 9th, 2017

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Muhammad Ali
versus a peace activist – this turned out to be the thrilling match of the 16th WestLicht Photo Auction. In the end boxing legend Ali, captured in 1961 by Flip Schulke under water in a Miami pool, won the day with 26,400 Euros (starting price: 2,600 Euros).

But also Marc Riboud’s iconic image of an anti-Vietnam protester, who in 1967 Washington held out a flower towards the barrels of the soldiers’ guns, rose way above its estimate to an impressive 24,000 Euros (starting price: 2,600 Euros).

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31st CAMERA AUCTION:   June 10th, 2017


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The 31st WestLicht Camera Auction on Saturday brought a crowded auction hall and thrilling bidding wars, leading to astonishing rises of numerous lots. The overall sales rate was above 90%.
One of only two existing prototypes of a 35mm lens, produced for Leica M, rocketed from a starting price of 20,000 to sensational 90,000 Euros.

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After the Auction

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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.

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The next auctions will take place in November 2017. We are always looking for exquisite items and rare collectibles. Consignments will be accepted until the end of August.

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