Leica IIIA Post War Shark Skin No Monté en Sarre


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  • Manufacturer: Leica
  • Serial Number: 359106
  • Condition: A
  • Production Code: AGNOO
  • SKU: 2201056
Just after World War II Leitz reserved a batch of numbers (358651-360000) for different camera types.

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Just after World War II Leitz reserved a batch of numbers (358651-360000) for different camera types. In the well known number listings these are not specified. Even not in the Hahne listing...

As far as our knowledge only Leica IIIa types are found in this range. Some of these are manufactured in the Sarre (French zone of Germany), to avoid high customs charges. Most of these Sarre Leicas are seen in the range of 359001-359500, although it is known that also some non Monté en Sarre exist in this range. These cameras were exported or sold in occupied Germany and are very rare nowadays.

Offered is a Leica IIIa with serial number 359106, with the original Shark Skin vulcanite. This camera is in perfect technical condition. During the CLA we were able to check the originality and found the matching serial number inside (please check picture no. 16).

The overall cosmetic condition is very good. No dings or dents. Vulcanite is complete and unbroken. Chrome is in nice condition with some marks, but not too bad.

This is a very rare item for the serious collector. Take your chance!