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New York Leica Gun RIFLE Prototype

Lot 0033 Details

Description
One of the rarest and most unusual Leitz accessories in beautiful and 100% original condition. With modified Wetzlar PLOOT mirror housing no.3201 and special bayonet mount Wetzlar viewfinder engraved 'Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany' in condenser logo, chrome Leica Standard body no.333361 with modified baseplate, Telyt 4.5/20cm no.272854 with hood, Hektor 4.5/13.5cm no.326299 with hood in short focusing mount and matching red maker's box, with the original and extremely rare carrying case RIFUN - as the finder is clearly a Wetzlar product and completely different to the NY finders this device is a pre-series or prototype RIFLE finished in New York (the camera body, all lenses and the reflex housing were delivered to Ernst Leitz New York between 1937-1939) - provenance: From the son of the first owner Mr. Pojol, a gentleman from France who lived in Venezuela from 1937 - 1989. The whole outfit is in very fine, 100% original and perfect working condition !, 1939, no. 333351

The buyers premium for all items exported out of E.C. (European Community) is 23%. For items marked with *, sold and/or shipped within the E.C. the premium is 27,6% (including VAT) plus 20% VAT on the hammer price. For all other items (without *) sold and/or shipped within the E.C. (European Community) the premium is 27,6% (including VAT).
Condition
B+
Buyer's Premium
  • 23%

New York Leica Gun RIFLE Prototype

Estimate €300,000 - €350,000
Jun 13, 2015
Starting Price €150,000
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0033: New York Leica Gun RIFLE Prototype

Sold for €240,000
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Est. €300,000 - €350,000Starting Price €150,000
27th WestLicht Camera Auction
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 05:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 23%

Lot 0033 Details

Description
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One of the rarest and most unusual Leitz accessories in beautiful and 100% original condition. With modified Wetzlar PLOOT mirror housing no.3201 and special bayonet mount Wetzlar viewfinder engraved 'Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany' in condenser logo, chrome Leica Standard body no.333361 with modified baseplate, Telyt 4.5/20cm no.272854 with hood, Hektor 4.5/13.5cm no.326299 with hood in short focusing mount and matching red maker's box, with the original and extremely rare carrying case RIFUN - as the finder is clearly a Wetzlar product and completely different to the NY finders this device is a pre-series or prototype RIFLE finished in New York (the camera body, all lenses and the reflex housing were delivered to Ernst Leitz New York between 1937-1939) - provenance: From the son of the first owner Mr. Pojol, a gentleman from France who lived in Venezuela from 1937 - 1989. The whole outfit is in very fine, 100% original and perfect working condition !, 1939, no. 333351

The buyers premium for all items exported out of E.C. (European Community) is 23%. For items marked with *, sold and/or shipped within the E.C. the premium is 27,6% (including VAT) plus 20% VAT on the hammer price. For all other items (without *) sold and/or shipped within the E.C. (European Community) the premium is 27,6% (including VAT).
Condition
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B+

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