What's the "market value" for such a thing?
The camera had a starting price of €200,000, with an estimated value of at least €350,000 according to WestLicht. After a tough 20-minute auction, the camera was sold to an Asian bidder, becoming the "most expensive camera ever sold worldwide," claims WestLicht.
Held on 28 May, the auction featured 721 lots. A Leica MP2 was sold for €528,000, a Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 0,33/40mm lens fetched €60,000 Euro. In total, 94% of the lots were sold, fetching €4.429m, making the auction "the most successful in the history of WestLicht".
As a child, I especially liked the "Hamburger Bratenschnitte"
walter , was that a slice of hackbraten/meatloaf ?
At this time of year, we begin to see more and more Poinsettias available in nurseries, grocery stores and anywhere you buy plants. This is thanks to a gentleman named Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first United States minister to Mexico from 1825 to 1829.
Poinsett found the plant growing on a Mexican hillside and sent samples back to his greenhouse in South Carolina. The plant became known as the Poinsettia, and Dec. 12 was named National Poinsettia Day by Congress in honor of Poinsett, who died in 1851.