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Showtime for Leica man’s classic collection

October 28, 2005

If you are hooked on classics then an auction taking place at Christie?s in London on 15 November may be worth a visit.

For sale are more than 260 lots from a single collection that belonged to founder of the German Leica Historica Society Willy Hahne who died in 1998.

The gems include a Leica M6J (pictured) estimated to fetch up to £5,000 ? one of 1,640 such models made to mark the 40th anniversary of the Leica M system. However, there will also be a host of more affordable models including a Leica IIIa with 50mm Leitz Summar f/2 lens estimated at £120-180 and an M4-P model with Leitz Summicron-M 35mm f/2 optic in a kit expected to go for £400-600. Many lenses and Leica accessories will also be for sale will be.

Hahne?s collection also includes Nikon gear such as an F2 (£200-400) and kit made by Canon, Contax Olympus and Minolta.

Viewing takes place on 12 and 13 November from 10am-4pm; on 14 November 9.00am-7.30pm and on 15 November 9.00am-10.00am.

The auction takes place at 10.30am at Christie?s, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7

For details call Christie?s 020 7930 6074.

Picture credit: Christie’s Images Ltd 2005

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