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The ‘Leica Edition 100 Years of Leica’ is described as a very special anniversary edition by the Westlicht auction house in Vienna.

The sale will form part of an auction of ‘100 rare treasures from every epoch of technical development of Leitz history’.

The mystery ‘Lot 100′ is billed as one of the auction highlights.

‘Many of the Leica special editions, elaborately hand-crafted to commemorate special occasions, are rarities featuring special engravings and materials; they are of particular interest to collectors,’ states the auction house, which values the camera at €22,000.

Westlicht adds: ‘The secret will be disclosed on 22nd May, one day before the auction starts.’

For auction details visit the Westlicht website.