Leica sealed in envelope collector's auction

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Leica sealed in envelope collector's auction
A cool thing, but it probably wouldn’t look great on a shelf eBay

Collecting cameras is a lot like collecting action figures. Some people want to bust them out and play with them, while others like them sealed up tight to sit on a shelf. If you’re the latter kind of collector, then this auction for a sealed shipping envelope containing a classic Leica KE-7A camera is right up your alley.

The auction sits around $45,000 at the time of writing for a camera that was intended for the US Military. It comes with a KE-7A body with a Leica 50mm f/2 Elcan lens, cap, case, box, strap, cable release, and manual.

Leica sealed in envelope collector's auction
This is what’s inside the envelope should the buyer decide to crack it open eBay

The auction shows an X-ray of the box to prove that the camera is actually in there.

I understand wanting something complete with all of the original accessories, but paying a huge premium for a camera that’s trapped inside of an envelope isn’t exactly my style. In fact, if I were a rich guy, I would buy this, then make a Facebook Live video while I opened it and played with all the cool camera bits inside. But hey, to each their own.

Check out the eBay auction here.

From: Leica Rumors via Reddit