— Gold 1931 Leica Auctioned for £452,000

A new record was set at the weekend when a 1931 Leica sold for 528,000 euros ($683,000 USD / £452,000) at auction. The camera belonged to German winemaker Karl Henkell and fetched more than three times the expected price at the Vienna sale held by auctioneers Westlicht. Other pieces available that day included the camera used by American photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt to shoot the iconic photograph of an American sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square the day World War II ended, which went for a final price of 114,000 EUR. A singed print of the photo itself also sold for 24,000 EUR.




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