Leica Brings Record Price for Camera at Auction

  • May 13, 2012 20:21

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A Leica O series camera from 1923.

A prototype Leica camera from 1923 brought an auction record of 2.16m euros ($2.8 million) in Vienna, Austria.

One of only 12 Leica A prototypes known to survive, the camera went to an anonymous bidder at the Galerie Westlicht.

Twenty-five such prototypes were made of the first commercially successful compact 35 mm camera introduced in 1925.

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