This Leica 0-Serie Nr.107 which dates back to 1923 today was sold for 1.3millioneuros (1.9 millionUSD) at the Westilicht Photographica Auction. With an opening bid of 200,000euros and an estimated value of of 350,000-450,000euros this makes for very interesting news.
“This is the 7th camera of the Leica 0-series. Only approximately 25 of these cameras were produced to test the market in 1923, 2 years before the commercial introduction of the Leica A. It is the only camera known with “Germany” engraving on the top plate. The factory record indicates delivery to New York for patent applies. This means that this camera is not only one of the major existing rarities, it is also the first Leica being exported. It is the unique chance to buy the most important collectible Leica camera”.