Published: October 24, 2006
The leading Specialty Auction Photographica & Film by Auction Team Breker during the World Fair of Photography (photokina), again proved the high interest in outstanding and rare cameras and photohistorical collector’s items.
A rare Leica M3 of 1952 of the preproduction (0-series) fetched a record-breaking $93,260 while one of the most attractive stereo cameras ever built, the French all-metal Photosphère Stéréscopique, 1892, achieved $19,431.
The travel photographic laboratory by Jonte, Paris, 1869, was a real museum piece and rarity that reached $34,195.
The first movie camera in the world, the Cinématographe Lumière, 1895, sold for $49,738 to a French film museum.
All prices reported include the buyer’s premium. The next Specialty Auction Photographica & Film of Auction Team Breker will take place on November 25. The fully illustrated color catalog will be available at the beginning of November. For further information, www.breker.com or 49 221 38 70 49.
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