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from Reuters via Yahoo! News

Leica camera auctioned in Austria for record $2.8 million

VIENNA (Reuters) – A rare 1923 Leica went for 2.16 million euros ($2.8 million) at an auction in Vienna at the weekend, making it the most expensive camera ever sold, the auctioneer said.

An anonymous buyer won the bidding battle for the German camera, which still works and is one of around 25 test versions of Leica 0-Series cameras produced in 1923, two years before the start of serial production. Only half of them have been preserved.

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Posted on May 13, 2012 by Editor

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