A Leica camera of photography from 1923 was auctioned today at Westlicht Gallery in Vienna for 2.4 million euros (2.9 million dollars), which became most expensive in world and history. "It's highest price paid for a camera at an auction," gallery said in a statement.More information
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"Several collectors in room and on phone participated in exciting bidding war and raised initial price of 400,000 euros to a result six times higher," he added. According to note, excellent state of house, number 122 of "series 0", first to go on market, helped to encourage bidders.
The amount paid broke record that maintained until today Leica number 116 in same series, auctioned for 2,160,000 euros also in Westlicht, in 2012.