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$10 Flea Market Leica Lens Sells for $50,000 in Under 24 Hours

13 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

A rare, collapsible version of the Meyer Primoplan 5cm f/1.9 LTM Leica M39 mm RF - valued at $50,000 - was listed for less than a day before the seller received a private offer to purchase it. Just a few months before, it was scooped up at a flea market for just $10.
While the sale is pending, it shows just how hot the market is for rare, vintage Leica collectibles.
Jean-Louis Beek who runs the vintage camera shop Cameratique says that the lens was purchased about three months ago in South Africa at a flea market, where it was picked up for a “what is equivalent to $10.”
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