A 1931 gold-plated Luxus Leica auctioned for $683,000


An auction, according to me, is a quite an exciting deal. More so, when the product or unit auctioned is a rare collectible worth every penny its bid at. One such auction just brushed past a few days back – on May 25, where a gold-plated ‘Luxus’ Leica camera from 1931 became the center of attraction. An intricate make in gold-plate with an exotic lizard leather covering in red, and two gold-plated lenses, the ‘Luxus’ Leica sold for a whopping $683,000 at the auction house – WestLicht in Vienna, Austria.

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The ‘Luxus’ Leica 1931 camera also included rare photos snapped by the camera, one of those being an iconic shot of an American sailor kissing a nurse the day World War II ended. The camera was a collectible that passed hands from three generations to its last owner Karl Henkell – the well-known German producer of sparkling wine, who gave up the exquisite piece for auction, benefitting more than three and a half times the expected price.

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There were also other models from Leica that were auctioned on May 25 along with the Luxus Leica 1931, those of which also fetched handsome prices than expected.

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[Via – Westlicht-Auction and Hypebeast]