Leica M3 s/w, with asterisk after serial number + 50mm f2.8 Elmar

Peter Loy

(c.1965) & instructions dated October 1965. From a c.1965 batch numbered 1135001-1135100, some or all of which were factory engraved with an asterisk. Apparently delivery of these cameras was mainly from November 1968 onwards.  Lager illustrates 1135046* (Vol. 1 page 182) and states, ‘asterisk denotes duplicate number’, however later research suggests this may not be the case with this batch of cameras. This camera is no. 1135024*, no. 1135023* was sold at auction in Wetzlar in October 2022