Rare Leica Mps and Cameras to Go Up the Auction Block in Tamarkin’s Photographica Spring Auction 0

To a lot of people, cameras are more than just tools for their profession. They’re especially useful to capture memories and special moments as they happen. Dressing them up (or down) has also become more of an art form, as you can see with some of these unique and quirky camera designs.

And then there are those limited-edition and rare shooters that collectors and photography aficionados can’t seem to get enough of.

If you belong to the latter group, then here’s a date you should mark on your calendar: April 29, 2012.

Tamarkin Auction

That’s the date of the next Tamarkin Photographica Auction which will be held in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Here’s a random, fun fact: Did you know that a Leica Gun went under the hammer for a record-breaking $119,500 in Tamarkin’s Fall Auction? All I know is, if I had that much money to burn, then I’d definitely spend it on the latest DSLRs coming in the next few months.

Check Tamarkin’s site on April 12 to view the auction’s full catalog. Interested parties can look forward to seeing the following collector’s items up for bidding during the auction:

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.

[Leica Rumors]