3. 0-series Leica

This is the 7th camera of the Leica 0-series. Only approx. 21 of these cameras were produced to test the market in 1923, 2 years before the commercial introduction of the Leica A. The camera is in excellent and fully working condition, all parts including the paintwork are original, though the camera was puplished years ago without lens and leather covering. The original Leica 0-series lens and the contemporary Leitz leather have been mounted by Ottmar Michealy in Wetzlar, the folding finder has been replaced by the later Galilean finder as usual. It is the only camera known with "Germany" engraving on the top plate. The factory record indicates delivery to New York for patent applies. This means that this camera is not only one of the major rarities existing, it is also the first Leica being exported. This is the second 0-series Leica ever being offered in a public auction and the unique chance to buy the most important collectable Leica camera.

Sale No 20299
Condition B-
Serial No. 107
Year 1923

Auction closed!
17 November 2007

Hammer price (Incl. buyer's premium)24.00 €25.00 €26.00 €27.00 € € 336.00025.00 €26.00 €27.00 €28.00 €

Estimate € 280000-320000

Camera Auction 12 - November 2007,



Buyer's Premium 20%

Additional Information

The buyers premium for all items exported out of EU is 20%.
For items marked with *, sold and/or shipped within the EU (European Union) the premium is 20% plus VAT (20% for cameras, lenses and accessories, 13% for photographs and 10% for books) on hammer price and premium.
For all other items (without *) sold and/or shipped within the EU (European Union) the premium is 24% (including VAT)

Das Prämium für alle Artikel, die in Drittländer exportiert werden, beträgt 20%.
Für alle Artikel, die mit einem Sternchen * gekennzeichnet sind und innerhalb der EU verkauft werden, beträgt das Prämium 20% plus Mehrwertsteuer (20% auf Kameras, Objektive und Zubehör; 13% auf Photographien und 10% auf Bücher) auf Hammerpreis und Prämium .
Für alle anderen Artikel (ohne *), die innerhalb der EU verkauft oder verschickt werden beträgt das Prämium 24% (inklusive MWSt)

Other popular items