Saturday, November 22, 2014

Link: Famous Camera Only $390,000-580,000 USD

Here is the final Leica story. It deals with tthe sale of a historically famous photograph. Kind of ironic that a Soviet photographer during WWII was using a high end German made Leica. This photo is also famous because it was altered to hide the fact the soldier with the flag had several looted wrist watches on his arm.

The camera, bearing the serial number 257492 is accompanied by an Elmar f/3.5 50mm lens with the serial number 471366 and is set to be auctioned on 30th November. Auctioneers Bonhams has set a guide price of $HK 3,000,000-4.500,000 (equivalent to £230,000-340,000 or $390,000-580,000).