Last Updated on 07/13/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
This set of limited edition Leica cameras may be among the most unique — and historically inclined — additions to your Leica collection.
Attention Leica fans and collectors! If you’re still looking for the next gorgeous Leica to adorn your shelves, here’s your chance to grab not one, not two, but four limited edition models. Our latest ebay find is a set of these rare Leica cameras made in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution in China. You’ll most likely find this set interesting if you’re into collecting anniversary edition Leica cameras.
While we’re no strangers to anniversary edition Leicas and have shared a handful of these in the past, this is the first commemorative edition of its kind that we’ve spotted on ebay (so far). Aside from the fact that it’s not related to any Leica commemoration, the listing by Netherlands-based leica-store-lisse also features a set of FOUR limited edition models. It’s pretty much a steal since the set is going for around $32,000.
The four Leica models in this “China’s 1911 Revolution” set are Leica M7 – 1974 (S/N 3999699) with Summilux-M 50mm f1.4 ASPH (S/N 4137382), Leica D-Lux 5 (S/N 4091282), Leica X-1 (S/N 3996067), and Leica M9 – 1974 (S/N 4254944). All cameras are described as brand new and come in their original boxes.
Research tells us that these limited edition cameras were produced through the partnership between Leica and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution. For those who can’t recall their Asian history lessons anymore, it was the revolution that overthrew the Qing dynasty (China’s last imperial dynasty) and paved the way for the Republic of China. The M7 was first launched in October 2011, wrapped in green leather and had only 101 units made. La Vida Leica mentions that the inscription on the top plate says “Things. Sun Yat-sen” and the back says “Xinhai Revolution Centennial,1911-2011”. The M9, X-1, and D-Lux 5 designed in the same fashion were introduced soon after.
Keen on adding these commemorative cameras to your Leica collection? Check out the ebay listing to learn more and buy it now or make your best offer.
Image from the ebay listing by leica-store-lisse