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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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