Along with the familiar high quality offer of outstanding camera and Photographica, this WestLicht Auction will see some extremely rare Leicas up for sale. One highlight of this section is an olive painted IIIg of which only two samples have been produced for the German Army in 1960. Another lot in our Leica selection is also a rarity of the first order - we are very excited that one of the few existing M3 prototypes is up for auction this time. The extremely rare Leica with the number 0034 is in perfect original condition and will start at 35,000 Euros.
Nikon is represented with, amongst other things, very rare range finder models like a very early Nikon I. Another highlight of this section is an extremely rare and complete Stereo-Nikkor outfit in mint condition. The focal point of an exceptional Hasselblad collection is the 500 EL Electric Camera (HEC) from 1968. Only 29 cameras which shot the first images on the surface of the moon were produced for NASA.
This time there is also something in the WestLicht Photographica Auction for collectors of rare detective-cameras. One of the rarest and surely the most iconic camera of this kind is the Photo Revolver de Poche by the French producer Enjalbert. Only six pieces are known to exist!. Another rarity is the Brins Patent Camera. This sub miniature detective-camera is cased and in beautiful original condition. And last but not least another classic: a Dr. R. Kragener's Photo-Carnet in exceptionally good and perfectly working condition.
We are also very pleased to be able to offer the second part of an extensive stereo collection and a handpicked selection of optical toys. Amongst the over 100 stereo-related lost we will hammer a coin-slot musical stereoscope produced by the famous Swiss maker of music boxes Henri Vidoudez, a very rare Smith, Beck and Beck Mirror Stereoscope from 1860 and the sought-after Loyd's American Stereoscope.