WestLicht Photographica Auction

On Sunday, the 30th of November 2008 the fourteenth WestLicht Photographica Auction was ended successfully. The most recent auction was able to hold the high standards of previous auctions both in total turnover as well as the percentage of sold lots. Over 90 per cent of the total of 917 lots were auctioned for a total of more than one million Euros.

The most spectacular lots of the auction, were two extraordinary and important detective-cameras: the 'Scovill & Adams' book-camera which was sold for 48.600 Euros and the Albert Darier  'Escopette’  which was sold for 51.000 Euros.

The auction highlights amongst the Leica lots were a Leicaflex Prototype for 22.800 Euros, a black painted IIIg with 3 crowns for the Swedish Military (15.600 Euros), the MP Chrom no MP-171 (19.800 Euros) and the Leica I Mod.A  Elmax no. 727 (13.200 Euros). Generally speaking the prices for Leicas and accessories were very solid - 98% of the Leitz articles were sold and very often estimates were considerably exceeded.

This time hand-selected Japanese cameras were also at a premium with many achieving record prices. Amongst others, an almost mint Nicca Snider 35 sold for 8.400 Euros, a very rare first type Nikon S2 black paint for 13.200 Euros and the legendary Reflex-Nikkor 6.3/100cm found a new owner for 19.200 Euros.

In the Zeiss category the beautiful and extremely rare Contax Jena with ivory finish went for 11.400 Euros and the Contaflex TLR outfit for 13.200 Euros.

The next WestLicht Photographica Auction will take place in May 2009. All prices quotes include auction charges – we are sending you the results list attached to this mail. At our website, www.westlicht-auction.com you will find detailed information about our auction house and the online catalogues of all previous auctions.