Re: Kiev & fake Contax, etc Leicashop is owned by Peter Coeln: I think he takes a 'back seat' nowadays. Franz G. was always very helpful in fixing minor issues with equipment, finding the odd strap or lens cap at no extra cost. He now has a website called Camera31, located at, yes, 31 Westbahnstrasse (Leicashop is at Nr 40). Brian: The provenance of your genuine gold plated Leica is impeccable. I expect that you have it because you were the "soul benificary of Herr Georing's will" ... Drat, I thought I was the "soul benificary" . . . . Nope, on reflection I think that was Pavarotti !