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Bonhams Sell Leica Luxus 1 Camera For 603,837

Bonhams Sell Leica Luxus 1 Camera For 603,837 - A Leica Luxus 1 Camera has been sold at Bonhams for a world record sum.

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LEICA LUXUS 1

A rare Leica model has sold at auction for £603,837. The Leica Luxus 1 was sold as part of a Leica camera sale in Hong Kong, the first such auction sale of its kind.

This camera was from the collection of E. J. Newton (Jack), one of the founder members of the Leica Historical Society and its first president. It remained within his private museum in Sutton Coldfield, England, and later, along with most of his collection, went on display at the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, Milsom St., Bath. Thence to current vendor.

The Luxus cameras were produced on special order only in very tiny numbers between 1929 and 1930, using serial numbers falling between 28692 and 68834. Just 95 units were produced and many less are known to exist today.

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