Leica is gearing up to celebrate the 15th anniversary of WestLicht by auctioning off several prized historic cameras. Highlighting the cameras available is the 1958 Leica M3 owned by Magnum Photographer Herbert List (1903-1975). Leica expects the List camera to sell for somewhere in the range of $45,000-$55,000.
Leica will also be auctioning off some special prototype cameras that were produced to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their Vienna Leica Store. In all, 25 of these prototype Leica M-A cameras will be up for auction featuring the Leicameter MR-4, as well as the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH. in the classic Noctilux 50 mm f/1.2 design, and will also feature special engraved numbering.
This will no doubt be an expensive auction to take part in if you want any chance of coming away with any of the items. But for those of you with the funds available, this is also no doubt an incredible chance for a piece of photography history and a chance to own a highlight piece for any camera collection.
Those interested in taking part in the Auctions can bid online, here.