47. Leica IIIg black paint 'Swedish Military' *

An extremely rare military Leica IIIg in original, unrestored condition, with matching Elmar 2.8/5cm no.1635364.
Black paint variants of Leica cameras from the 1950s are usually versions for press photographers. In one case, however, a military client also decided on the less conspicuous black finish: for the Swedish military Leitz produced 100 Leica IIIf cameras as well as 125 IIIg cameras in the black paint finish. The IIIg cameras bore the serial numbers 987901 - 988025 and were additionally engraved with the three “Crowns of Sweden” on the rear side of the top plate. The Elmar 2.8/5cm lenses were finished in silver chrome and engraved with the same emblem. It is one of the most attractive Leica cameras ever made.

Sale No 38028
Condition A/B
Serial No. 987938
Year 1960

Auction closed!
13 June 2020 11:00

Hammer price (Incl. buyer's premium)18.00 €19.00 €20.00 € € 66.00018.00 €19.00 €20.00 €21.00 €

Estimate € 40000-50000


€ 20.0002020-06-13 06:38
€ 20.000 Start price

36th Leitz Photographica Auction,



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