1931 Leica Camera Gold Plated Sold for $683,000 At Auction

Leica Camera from 1931 was sold at auction in Vienna for $683,000 together with old photographs and other cameras rarity of the brand. Among the recordings it was sold the legendary photograph of an American sailor kissing a nurse on the day World War II ended. The camera belonged to German winemaker Karl Henkell, and the price at the
Westlicht auction house in Vienna reached greater than the initial three and a half times. Camera has unique outfit of original Leitz gold plated ‘Luxus’ camera with brown lizard leather covering and 2 gold plated lenses. 1931 gold-plated Luxus Leica Camera Other models of this German brand also achieved higher prices than expected. The Leica M3 prototype is estimated at $90,000, and was sold for $560,000 and Leica 250 Reporter prototype is estimated at $39,000, sold for $310,000. The device used by the German-born American photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in New York’s Times Square to celebrate the surrender of Japan 14 August in 1945. was sold for $148,000. Leica M3 Prototype   ‘Kiss in Time Square’ Photo and Camera are up for sale at the WestLicht Photographica Auction
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Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli for Life Ball 2013

Unique Mini Paceman, for whose appearance is credited fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, has been sold for $195,000 at auction during this years 21 edition of “Life Ball” event in Vienna, the largest HIV/AIDS charity event in Europe. Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli, among others, boasts Cavalli logo on the roof, Cavalli’s signature on the door, in gold elements are roof, wheels, mirrors, frames, lights, and modified leather interior. As the base is normally served Cooper S version with turbo engine who developing 135 kW/184Hp.
Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli As a reminder, in last year’s Life Ball event, which also took place in Vienna, a unique Mini Roadster in Deepest Purple matt, was sold for $70,000. Mini says that the largest European charity event, the Life Ball, as always unites tradition points with glitz and glamor, with the aim to send the message on behalf of the fight against HIV/AIDS. In previous years, the Life Ball Mini models are created by international fashion designers, and last year to the members of the Life Ball Mini designers also joined the Franca Sozzani, editor of Italian Vogue and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development. Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli

1958 Leica MP2 – The Most Expensive Vintage Camera

1958 Leica MP2 - The Most Expensive Vintage Camera 1958 Leica MP2 – The Most Expensive Vintage Camera A Leica MP2, built in 1958, has been sold for €402,000 ($536,000) at the latest Westlicht Photographica auction. The auction took place on December, 4th at the Westlicht gallery in Vienna, home to an 800 strong collection of vintage cameras. With a starting bid of €80,000 ($106,500) these one of just six extremely rare collectibles earned a staggering €402,000 ($536,000), thanks to an Asian collector who also now owns the most expensive Lecia camera auctioned ever. Nikon also proved to be a big seller with two record breaking sales. The Nikon S2-E, a viewfinder camera built in 1957 and a F3 NASA from 1968 found a new owner for the sum of €168,000 ($224,000). Both exceeded the starting price by more than tenfold and became the most expensive Nikon cameras to be sold at auction, claims Westlicht.