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Leica: M3 gold
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One of only two known M3 cameras originally gold plated by Leitz with gold plated collapsible Summicron 2/5cm no.1379604, gold plated cap, gold plated Leica Meter MC no.51310. According to delivery records the camera was shipped to Ernst Leitz New York on July 28th,1956 (copies of the Leitz delivery records are included) . The camera is illustrated in colour by Jim Lager vol.I p.156 ("...it represents one of the most spectacular assemblages encountered by the author in over 25 years of research") . The camera is offered for the first time. It is in working order with clean finder, some small scratches on the top plate and some more signs of use on base plate. (The second gold plated M3 (no.873000) was offered at Christie's Auction last year with an estimate of Euro 110000-150000) (no. 834000, 1956, condition B)
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Leica: M3 gold

Estimate €50,000 - €70,000
Nov 17, 2007
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Starting Price €30,000
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0105: Leica: M3 gold

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Est. €50,000 - €70,000Starting Price €30,000
12th WestLicht Photographica Auction
Nov 17, 2007 4:00 AM EST
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One of only two known M3 cameras originally gold plated by Leitz with gold plated collapsible Summicron 2/5cm no.1379604, gold plated cap, gold plated Leica Meter MC no.51310. According to delivery records the camera was shipped to Ernst Leitz New York on July 28th,1956 (copies of the Leitz delivery records are included) . The camera is illustrated in colour by Jim Lager vol.I p.156 ("...it represents one of the most spectacular assemblages encountered by the author in over 25 years of research") . The camera is offered for the first time. It is in working order with clean finder, some small scratches on the top plate and some more signs of use on base plate. (The second gold plated M3 (no.873000) was offered at Christie's Auction last year with an estimate of Euro 110000-150000) (no. 834000, 1956, condition B)

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