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CHARITY LOT

                                                                                                                                      Leica MP Unique Gold                € 8.000*
                                                                                                                                      c. 2020, condition A             € 16.000 – 20.000
              Leica M2 black paint outfit                                                      € 50.000*                              A unique analogue Leica MP with 0.72 finder, with all metal
              no. 990643, 1960, condition B                                                 € 100.000 – 120.000                       parts in galvanically gold-plated and with ostrich leather
                                                                                                                                      covering, the camera shows no engravings except for the
              This is the most impresive black paint outfit we have seen.   to Tiranty, Paris, the M2 on 28.04.1960, the Summicron    serial number hidden on the underside of the winding lever,
              It includes an early Leica M2 body with visible patina of use,   50 mm on 07.11.1960, the Summicron 35 mm on 28.04.1960.   with special black Elmar-M 2.8/50 mm no. 3739015 with
              still perfectly working, an early black paint / brass mount   All the parts were then sold to a single owner and kept   engravings filled with gold and red paint. The camera was
              Summicron 2/5 cm no. 1587420 (very good optics, including   together since. According to the previous owner the set was   made in only one example as cooperation between Leitz
              a black paint cap), a very rare and sought-after black   initially purchased by Henri Cartier-Bresson, it was then      Photographica Auction and Leica AG. Included in this lot is
              paint / brass mount Summicron 2/35 mm no. 1632079 (the   resold, because Bresson preferred to work with a 50 mm lens    a maker’s box for the body (without serial number) and a
              most desirable version with all parts black painted and not   on a M3. The essential quality of this set is that it includes all   certificate of authenticity.
              partially black chromed, very good optics with only a few   three original export certificates from Tiranty Paris! It is the
              marks on the front element, with matching black paint   first time we’ve seen such an extensive black paint set and     All proceeds from the sale will be donated to a non-profit
              aluminium front cap). All Parts of the set were delivered to    this well documented!                                   organization in Austria and Germany for charitable purposes.
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