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Photographica

Cameras

  • Saleroom One, UK

The auction includes some fine and rare lots of Cameras, Accessories and Scientific Instruments along with photographs and related items.

For example it may be worth looking at:

Lot 91 - A Leitz Thambar 9cm f/2.2 Soft Focus Lens,  £1200 to £1800

Lot 146 - A Leitz New York Leica Gun 'RIFLE' with Camera and Lens, £100,000 to £150,000

Lot 260 – A Fries 35R3 35mm Motion Picture Camera Body, £6000 to £8000

Lot 281 - A Ross Xpres 1½in F/1.9 Lens, £3000 to £5000

Viewing will be on 22nd July 2019 10:00-16:00 otherwise strictly by appointment

Auction highlights

  • Photographica
  • 23rd July 2019

Lot 292

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 613723, black, barrel VG, elements F-G, edge fungus, black speck, cleaning mark, with maker's box and matching serial number

Price realised

£13,000

Lot 146

This lot is an extremely rare 1930s Leitz accessory, the Leica Gun by E. Leitz Inc. of New York, developed the Leica Gun at the suggestion of Attilio Gatti, a celebrated Italian-born, explorer, author and film maker who led thirteen African safaris between the 1920s and 1940s. Gatti urgently needed a hand-held support for the long telephoto lenses he fitted to his Leica camera for rapid sequence wildlife photography

Price realised

£138,000

Lot 293

A Dallmeyer Septac Anastigmat 2in f/1.5 Lens, serial no. 601587

Price realised

£12,000

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Featured lots

Lot 91

A Leitz Thambar 9cm f/2.2 Soft Focus Lens, serial no. 472292, 1938, Leica screw mount, red and white aperture scales, barrel F, elements F, haze and cleaning marks, with a centre spot filter, F, maker's back cap and lens hood

Estimate

£1200-1800

Lot 146

A Leitz New York Leica Gun 'RIFLE' with Camera and Lens, code name RIFLE, comprising a polished wooden rifle stock, a PLOOT reflex mirror housing, mirror needs deep clean, a 90 degree viewfinder, eyepiece extension, a developed SCNOO rapid winder, modified baseplate, double cable release, a front trigger to operate the winder, a rear trigger to raise the mirror and operate the shutter via the cable release,

Estimate

£100000-150000

Lot 260

A Fries 35R3 35mm Motion Picture Camera Body, a reflex conversion of a Mitchell Model GCS, dual pin registration, 4-pin pull-down, 0-120 degrees variable shutter, PL lens mount, a 120M3 crystal controlled motor with speeds from 12 to 120 frames/sec., with video output, a 1000 and a 400 ft magazines, a photocopy manual, together with two Clairmont yellow storage/transport cases

Estimate

£6000-8000