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Leica IIIg black paint            € 20.000 *
                                                             ‘Swedish Military’
                                                             no. 987938, 1960, condition A/B   € 40.000 – 50.000
                                                             An extremely rare military Leica IIIg in original, unrestored
                                                             condition, with matching Elmar 2.8/5 cm 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               Leica IIg                                                                           € 17.000
                                                             finish: for the Swedish military Leitz produced 100 Leica IIIf           no. 825015, 1956, condition A–                                                  € 34.000 – 36.000
                                                             cameras as well as 125 IIIg cameras in the black paint finish.
                                                             The IIIg cameras bore the serial numbers 987901 – 988025                 Very unusual IIIg without slow speeds, delivered as GOOMI   small production batch. The ofefred camera is pictured
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                                                             and were additionally engraved with the three ‘Crowns of                 (IIIg + 2/5 cm Summicron) to New York on March 8 , 1957.   in Lager Vol.1 ‘Cameras’ on page 165. Comes with a
                                                             Sweden’ on the rear side of the top plate. The Elmar 2.8/5 cm            Only very few of IIIg cameras without slow speeds are known   Summicron 2/5 cm no.1480223 and Leicavit.
                                                             lenses were finished in silver chrome and engraved with the              to exist. All in a similar serial number range, which suggests a
                                                             same emblem. It is one of the most attractive Leica cameras
                                                             ever made.
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