Leica is one of the most collected camera brands with a dedicated loyal fan base, and the WestLicht Photographica Auction was one of the biggest and best occasions for camera lovers to view and grab some rare collector’s pieces. Now renamed as Leitz Photographica Auction, it is still organised by the same experienced team from Vienna, but the location has been changed to Leitz-Park in Wetzlar, Germany.
Highlights from the upcoming 34th auction have been shown on the website, which includes the rare 1958 MP2 Black Paint. MP2 was the special version of the Leica M2 with special electric motor drive with only 27 examples made in the test series. This particular example was one of the six that finished in black paint, and currently only 15 MP2 cameras are known to exist. Another rare gem is the M3 Chrome with serial no.700005, which is recognised as the fifth production Leica M camera. There’s also the Leica 250 GG Reporter with the Leica-Motor MOOEV, which is backed up with a rich history dated back to WWII.
The auction will be held on 8 June. Be sure to check out the website again in mid-May for the full auction catalogue.