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Everard & Company’s Online Auction of Important Photographic Equipment Brings Over $700,000 on iGavel

New York, NY, November 04, 2011 --( iGavel Auctions Associate Everard and Company’s October 3rd, 2011 online auction of photographic equipment from the Estate of Arthur Keir and other owners brought over $700,000, considerably higher than its pre-sale estimate of $300,000-500,000. The Keir collection was 100% sold and overall the auction had a selling rate of 93%. The sale saw very competitive bidding from across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australasia.

Rarity was the driving force of the day. The rare Leica MD Gray Hammertone Camera with Visoflex III, of which only 10 were produced, soared past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-30,000 and sold for an impressive $187,200. Similarly, the One of a Kind ‘9/11’ Memorial Camera sold well above its pre-sale estimate of $40,000-60,000 for $111,000.

Other top lots include:

-Leica M3 Black Paint with 50mm f/2 Summicron sold for $34,440
-Rare Leica War Time Stereo Elmar 3.5cm f/3.5 Chrome with Special VIDOM sold for $27,600
-Rare Leica 72 18x24 Chrome with 5cm f/3.5 Elmar sold for $15,000
-Rare WWII Leica VIDOM Viewfinder with Reichsadler and Kriegsmarine Engravings sold for $7,740.
All prices include buyer’s premium.

Everard & Company is currently gathering consignments internationally for its Spring 2012 auction. It has been holding specialist camera auctions since 2004 and is the leading auctioneer in the United States handling collections and individual consignments of historic and collectible cameras and photographic equipment. Auctions are held online

For more information, please contact Amanda Everard at (912) 231-1376 or or visit

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