November 2007

Important Photographic Equipment from the Private Collections of the Late James A. Collins, Jr., William L. Springer II and Other Owners

November 9 – 27, 2007

One of the highlights of the auction is the M7 Titanium John Botte 9/11 Memorial Camera. This is a one-of-a-kind camera designed by John Botte and produced by Leica AG Solms in 2005. Be sure to look at the photos showing this camera being made; a rare glimpse inside the Leica factory.

Other highlights include the MP 227, Noctilux chrome prototype and the very early Nikon I, serial number 60933, the 12th Nikon camera produced by Nippon Kogaku c. 1946.

James A. Lager, noted Leica historian and the author of authoritative volumes on Leica cameras, lenses and their accessories is acting as special consultant for the auction. Sherry Krauter, of Golden Touch Camera Repair, a highly regarded Leica technician is also acting as a consultant for the auction. If you would like to contact Sherry for any service related estimate please e-mail her at or visit her website at

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