Saturday, March 24, 2012

Tamarkin Camera Auction

Not to be outdone by WestLicht, Tamarkin Camera of Woodbridge, Connecticut has announced the dates for their camera auction of this year.  Her is the official announcement:


The Tamarkin Photographica Spring auction will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 in Woodbridge, Connecticut. This auction will be especially attractive to Leica collectors because we will offer a wonderful collection including a black Leica MP, a chrome Leica MP, two Leica 250 Reporter cameras, two prototypes of the original Leica M motor drives, a Minox Riga,a gorgeous war-time grey Leica IIIc(K) with the original E. Leitz invoice, a Leica SP in the box, a 50mm Nikkor 1.1, a Thambar, Mountain-Elmar, a black enamel 50mm Summicron f2,a handsome Contarex Electronic outfit,and many more exciting rarities.

The completely illustrated auction catalogue is now available online at Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auction Catalogue #28 – April 2012 or by U.S. post ($20 domestic/$30 foreign).  Bidding will in person, by fax, mail and in real-time on the internet. Consignments for the auction will be accepted until February 15, 2012.

For more information call Stan Tamarkin at 203.397.9191 (Toll-Free 800.289.5342) or by e-mail at

Tamarkin Bertoldi Auction Catalog #28 - April 2012
Tamarkin & Bertoldi Vintage Auction Catalogue #28 - April 29, 2012

A Leica Gun set a world record at the last Tamarkin Photographica’s auction on October 30, 2011.  It sold for $119,500, including Buyer’s fee, a world record for a Leica accessory.  Other highlights were a black Leica MP which was auctioned off for $72,985, a Leica 50mm Noctilux f1.2 lens that sold for over $20,000, and Ernest Hemingway’s personal Leica camera at $30,500.  Buyers from around the globe participated on line, on the phone, live at the auction, and by fax bidding. The buyers of many of the most expensive items were from the USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, England, and Germany.

Top Left:  Leitz Noctolux 50mm f/1.2
Top Right:  Black Leica MP
Bottom Left:  Leica Gun
Bottom Right:  Ernest Hemmingway's personal Leica Camera     

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