This 1923 Leica 0-series sold for $1.89 Million at an auction making it the most expensive camera and dare I saw “of all time!”. This is an old man’s camera that was previously sold for €336,000 at the same auction house and it was auction again and was sold for €1,320,000 Euro, $1.89 million in USD, Php82,373,550 in Pesos.
Check out the photo and description after the jump.
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.
I wonder how’s the resolution for this camera? I’m guessing not much!!
Last modified: May 29, 2011