The second tranche of Perth Camera collector, Ashley Heuchan’s rare camera collection goes to auction in Perth next week.
The rare 1940 Leica 250 Reporter GG camera that goes to auction in Perth next week. (Source: Ashley Heuchan.)
The 111 lots will be auctioned online. The collection has been catalogued and uploaded to www.collectablecameras4sale.com . Bidding will start on 11 April and run for a week until 17 April. A viewing day has been arranged at a Perth hotel on Friday 13th April for anyone wanting to inspect the cameras, lenses, accessories and books.
Highlights of the equipment on offer include a 1940 Leica 250 Reporter GG, one of only fifty made that year, and probably destined for the German military or Luftwaffe. This camera was customised to take thirty metres of film for 250 exposures, saving re-loading of cartridges every 36 exposures. Although the camera has the appropriate fitting, no motor wind is included so it requires manual winding. Another gem is a 1929 Leica 1 still with original shoulder-bag, rangefinder and an instruction book. As well as more than 30 Leicas on offer, the collection contains a 100th anniversary gold-plated Hasselblad, a couple of early post-war Canons, a selection of miniature cameras including a ‘Ticka’ pocket-watch detective camera from 1910 and a gold-plated Minox. Also listed are two immaculate Voigtlø¤nder Prominent cameras from the 1950s, some very early Kodak folding cameras, several Zeiss Ikons and some lesser known box cameras.
The first auction in December achieved a 95% clearance rate with bidders coming from all over the world. The catalogue can be viewed at www.collectablecameras4sale.com.