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Prototype Leica Lenses Bring Over $210,000 at Auction

Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction Publishes December Auction Results
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  • <strong>280mm Telyt-R f4 Nr. 157-0003 Prototype</strong>
  • <strong>400mm Telyt-R f4,8 Nr. 158-0003 Prototype</strong>
  • <strong>560mm Telyt-R f5,6 Nr. 159-0003 Prototype</strong>
  • <strong>90mm Elcan f1 Nr. 164-0015 E. Leitz Canada</strong>
  • <strong>600mm Apo-Telyt-R f5 Nr. 172-0001 Prototype</strong>
    NEW HAVEN, CT, December 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Stan Tamarkin's December rare camera auction set a world record for the sale of prototype lenses. Five lenses sold for a total of $210,917, including buyer's fee, and one lens, a 90mm Elcan f1, made by the E. Leitz GmbH affiliate in Canada, sold for a stupendous $101,000.

Other highlights of the auction were a calfskin covered Leica C that sold for over $65,000 and a rare Leica M4-2 Safari outfit that was hammered down for over. $39,000. Stan Tamarkin's next rare camera auction will be in the spring of 2014. Consignments are now being accepted.

- Vintage Leica prototype lenses sold for over USD$210,000.
- Tamarkin Auction sold over 300 lots of Leica, Nikon, and Zeiss vintage gear.
- Upcoming rare camera auction scheduled for Spring of 2014.

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Tamarkin Auctions of rare cameras, lenses, and accessories are held twice a year, live and on-line, in the spring and fall, in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Tamarkin auction catalogues are used worldwide as a reference tool and price guide, and are an excellent way to keep up with current pricing and trends. To be a participant in the next auction, as a buyer or seller, or to receive a fully illustrated, color catalogue, contact us at or 203-397-9191.

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