Posts Tagged ‘auction’

Extremely Rare Gold-Plated Leica Luxus II Could Fetch $1.6 Million At Auction

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This almost one-of-a-kind Leica camera — which was discovered as part of an Antiques Roadshow episode years ago — could sell for more than $1.6 million when it goes up for auction next month. Read more…

Hashbag: A New Site that Turns Instagram Into the World’s Weirdest Shopping Mall

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Narcissism and obsessive personal documentation are all fine and good, but sometimes you just want to buy and sell stuff. A new site promises to make that considerably easier to do just that through Instagram by restricting searches to postings with a #forsale hashtag and providing a simplified transaction system. Read more…

Care to Buy an Antique 400mm Soviet Lens on eBay… for $488K?

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Next time a spouse or friend razzes you for spending too much on camera gear, try pointing out all the cool, expensive stuff you didn’t buy. Like the antique, no-name, large-format lens currently up for sale on eBay for close to half a million bucks. Read more…

First Photos of the Special Edition Jony Ive-Designed Leica M Released

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We’ve heard a lot about the one-of-a-kind Jonathan Ive-designed Leica M as rumors turned to official word that the camera would be auctioned off at a (RED) auction in November, but until now, we had no clue what the thing actually looked like.

Admittedly, there’s only so much you can alter a Leica M, but now the company has finally released press images of the Ive-designed shooter, and as you might expect, it could be described as “unapologetically simple.” Read more…

Want to Own Your Own NASA Hasselblad Moon Camera?

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Want to own a piece of photographic and space exploration history? An original Hasselblad 500EL Electric Camera kit has appeared on eBay. This is the camera NASA astronauts used on the moon for its Lunar Apollo Missions.
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3,700 Unpublished Marilyn Monroe Shots, With Full Copyrights, Up for Sale

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A trove of 3,700 unpublished photos of iconic movie star Marilyn Monroe, each with full copyright included, will go up for sale at a Los Angeles auction late this month.
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Chimpanzee Photographer’s Work Sells For Over $75,000 at Auction

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Mikki the chimpanzee is now the de facto king of the ape photography world. A selection of photographs by (and of) him fetched a whopping £50,000 (~$78,000) at auction this past week at Sotheby’s Auction House in London.
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Leica That Shot ‘V-J Day in Times Square’ Photo Fetches $150K at Auction

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Next time a significant other bugs you about how much you spend on photo gear, remind them how much worse it could be if you were into vintage kit.

Such as the 1931 Leica IIIa shown above, owned by the great Alfred Eisenstaedt and used to shoot everything from his iconic V-J Day image of a sailor kissing a girl in Times Square to a portrait session with President Bill Clinton. The camera sold at Vienna auction house last weekend for 114,000 Euros, equivalent to $147,117.
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Chimpanzee’s Photographs Set to Fetch Over $100,000 At Auction

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Having photographs sell for more than $100,000 at a world famous auction house is no small feat, and it’s one that will likely soon be accomplished by a photographer who gives new meaning to the term “chimping” every time he snaps a frame. The photographer is Mikki, a chimpanzee.
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Pink PocketWizard Units Being Auctioned Off to Benefit Breast Cancer Victims

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A little over a year ago, we shared the story of photographer Bob Carey and his wife, a breast cancer survivor. Over the past year, Carey and his Project Tutu have done a great deal to raise awareness for breast cancer. By going around the world and photographing himself in a pink tutu (and nothing else), he’s done a lot to further the cause for breast cancer victims and their families.

Now, Carey is partnering up with PocketWizard and LPA Design to auction off 20 PocketWizard Plus III Transceivers manufactured in “tutu pink” and then signed and numbered by Carey himself. Read more…