There are some very fascinating tons within the upcoming 43rd Leitz Photographica Auction on November 25 in Vienna, Austria.
For instance, tons 186 and 187, a pair of Leica MP black paint cameras, begin at €400,000 every, or $426,878 at present conversion charges. The Leica MP “Yul Brynner” cameras had been made in 1958 and are numbers 59 and 60. Each cameras had been owned by the legendary actor Yul Brynner, who was thought of an exemplary photographer alongside his appearing chops.
Leitz Photographica expects each of Yul Brynner’s cameras to promote for as much as €700,000, which is sort of $750,000. Whereas this could not attain some current public sale costs, such because the uncommon 1936 Leica 250 GG Reporter digicam that sold for just under $1 million earlier this 12 months, Brynner’s cameras might rank among the many costliest ever bought.
The late Brynner’s cameras aren’t the one tons with a connection to an actor. As a part of the Leitz Photographica Auction’s charity tons, which contribute to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Jason Momoa has donated his custom Leica M10 Monochrom for public sale. Throughout on-line pre-bidding, Momoa’s digicam has obtained some curiosity and is at present as much as $3,400, which might be an absolute steal for a Leica M10 Monochrom digicam. It’s estimated to promote for upwards of $7,000.
Whereas the 2 Yul Brynner-owned Leica MP black paint cameras are anticipated to fetch the best costs, different tons are anticipated to command six-figure bids, together with lot 78, a prototype Telyt 6/80cm lens, the one identified instance. The lens was beforehand housed on the Leitz Museum and will promote for as a lot as €300,000 ($320,001).
A Leica M3 Prototype camera (no. 0025) and Summicron 2/5cm lens, lot 80, is at present sitting at €100,000 in on-line pre-bidding, and Leitz Photographica thinks the package might fetch as much as €240,000 ($256,000).
Two different cameras are additionally at present at €100,000 because of on-line bidders, a Leica M4 olive Bundeseigentum (lot 222) and a Leica M3 owned by German industrialist Günther Leitz (lot 82), the fourth and youngest little one of the well-known Ernst Leitz, founding father of Leitz optical firm. Günther joined the household enterprise in 1937 and took the reins as managing director in 1954. Underneath his stewardship, the corporate developed quite a few new merchandise, together with the well-known M3 collection. He additionally performed a significant position in establishing the Leitz Photographic Society and was a major proponent of images as an artwork.
There are many exceptional pieces of photographic historical past within the upcoming public sale. There are 422 tons, and the merchandise vary from cameras and lenses to enjoyable ornamental gadgets corresponding to promoting supplies and even a Leica vendor signal.
The forty third Leitz Photographica Public sale will happen at Resort Bristol in Vienna on November 25 at 11 A.M. CET. From November 22-25, an exhibition on the Leica Retailer in Vienna will present among the accessible public sale tons to the general public and potential consumers.
Picture credit: All photographs courtesy of Leitz Photographica Public sale