The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 26, 2018

Westlicht Gallery in Vienna to hold a photographic auction of vintage cameras and lenses
A Leica M3 Chrome "Leica Technik" outfit dated ca1953 (with a starting price of 80,000 Euros) with three prototype lenses are pictured ahead of an auction in Vienna on November 21, 2013. The Westlicht Gallery in Vienna, will hold a photographic auction on November 23 of several vintage cameras. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN.

VIENNA.- With many important items and special rarities, exciting bidding wars are expected once again at the 24th auction. A selection of around 700 cameras, lenses and accessories of the highest quality will go under the hammer on 23rd November 2013.

One of the top lots is a unique Leica I Mod. C Luxus (estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 Euros). The camera, which was made in 1930, is in perfect original condition. Between 1929 and 1931 only 95 "Luxus" cameras were produced, only very few survived.

Other extraordinary collectibles include two Leicas with particularly prominent serial numbers. In 1960, the millionth Leica - the M3 chrome No. 1,000,000 - was presented to Dr. Ludwig Leitz by Willi Stein, the ‘Father’ of the M3 (estimate: 400,000 - 500,000 Euros). Later displayed in the Leica Museum (still having the museum sticker) it is one of the few official presentation cameras. Also the Leica IIIf with the serial number 500,000 (estimate: 200,000 - 250,000 Euros) was presented to Dr. Ernst Leitz II in 1951.

Further highlights of the auction are two Nikon items. A very rare Stereo-Nikkor 3,5/3,5 cm outfit, in near mint condition will be presented (estimate: 35,000 - 40,000 Euros) as well as a Nikon F3 NASA 250 (estimate: 50,000 - 60,000 Euros). This "Space Shuttle" version of the F3 was specially modified for use in space. Only about 19 of these cameras were produced for NASA, some of which were lost in space.

The only existing complete Charles Chevalier daguerreotype camera outfit from 1842 stands out among the most important lots from the early days of photography. It is a mahogany quarter-plate camera and matching Chevalier lens with a set of accessories to produce daguerreotypes in its original carrying box (estimate 80,000 - 100,000 Euros).

Another great rarity from the early days of photography, around 1845, is a very rare version of an American daguerreotype outfit. It comes with the original tripod which is highly sought after by collectors (estimate: 30,000 - 35,000 Euros).

The auction is accompanied by a 4-colour catalogue that can be ordered online immediately via

Bids may be submitted online, via phone, fax or live from all over the world via from mid October and in person in the auction hall.

Today's News

November 23, 2013

Westlicht Gallery in Vienna to hold a photographic auction of vintage cameras and lenses

Zentrum Paul Klee presents the collection of patron of artists defamed as 'degenerate'

Sotheby's London Sale of Fine Jewels celebrates the lives and tastes of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor

Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of the Contemporary Art Department at Sotheby's, leaves the company

Retrospective brings together almost 40 years of Isa Genzken's inventive and deeply influential work

First major survey in Australia of legendary artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono opens in Sydney

RM Auctions and Sotheby's momentous Art of the Automobile auction generates $62,797,500

Exhibition of new painting and sculpture by Friedrich Kunath opens at White Cube

Bonhams holds sale of Doctor Who memorabilia to coincide with 50th anniversary of classic show

Special exhibition on deadly, powerful, even lifesaving poison opens at The American Museum of Natural History

Pace Gallery presents its first exhibition of work by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Q3 mobile use jumps nearly 50% on LiveAuctioneers; average time spent on site up 40.8%

ST--ART 2013 European Fair for Contemporary Art opens at the Exhibition Centre Strasbourg-Wacken

Frederick Frieseke's "On The Beach" may sell for $600,000+ at Heritage Auctions

Tiffany Turtleback Tile Lamp may bring $100,000+ to highlight offering of Lalique and art glass

Tomasoni engraved Armi Fabri 12 gaugue ejection gun highlights Bonhams sale

Sculpture introduces new exhibition program "Now Showing" at SculptureCenter

Maine philanthropists Owen and Anna Wells donate photography collection to the Portland Museum of Art

Andy Warhol photographs, news images of the Kennedy assassination featured in Swann Galleries' sale

Arthur Lismer Collection returns to Canada to The McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful