Rare LEICA Rangefinder Collectibles
Leica M3E-1, Leica MP 271, 288, Leica M3 1000001 Chrome/Gold

 
From: "Lars Netopil" <lars-netopil@lars-netopil.com>
Date: April 24, 2009 12:07:05 AM GMT+08:00
To: xxxx@mir.com.my>

Subject: Re: Question & Permission

Hello and good evening from Wetzlar, Germany - hometown of Leica!

I am very proud of having been able to acquire Leica cameras from the Estate of Alfred Eisenstaedt. Attached, I send you some pictures, which you may use on your site if you like. M3E-1 is the first prototype of the later MP, made especially for Alfred Eisenstaedt (M3 "E" for "Eisenstaedt"). Further, Eisenstaedt used two MP cameras, number 271 and number 288. Leica M3-1000001 was presented as a chrome camera to Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1960. In 1989, Leica Camera Company equipped the camera with new gold plated parts, honoring Eisenstaedts lifelong contribution to photojournalism. The chrome parts of the 1960 presentation camera were not destroyed, but set back together as a dummy model and given back to Eisenstaedt together with the gold camera.

kindest regards

LARS NETOPIL
Lars Netopil Classic Cameras

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