A rare Leica Luxus 1, 1930,
Lot 1682
A rare Leica Luxus 1,
1930,
Sold for HK$ 4,840,000 (US$ 624,162) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Leica Luxus 1, 1930,
No. 37260, with 50mm f/3.5 Elmar lens, faux lizard skin body covering and gold plated fittings

Footnotes

  • The Luxus cameras were produced on special order only in very limited 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.

    A full-matching gold-plated rangefinder and crocodile skin ever-ready case were also originally available.

    Literature:
    VAN HASBROECK, Paul Henry, Leica In Colour, Philip Wilson Publications, 1998, p. 27.
    VAN HASBROECK, Paul Henry, Leica - A History Illustrating Every Model And Accessory, Sotheby's Publications, second edition, 1993, see colour plate VII, also revised edition 1993 p. 48.

    Provenance:
    From a private North American collection.
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