The descendants of the original owner, who purchased it new from the maker, Ernst Leitz, are offering this Leica I Anastigmat Camera for sale at Special Auction Services of Newbury.

Carrying the serial no. 182, with Leitz Anastigmat f/3.5 50mm lens, parts of the body date to c.1931-2.

The original buyer was a businessman who visited Germany regularly and he took the camera back to Leitz to have it serviced and upgraded as improved specifications were developed.

Estimate £12,000-18,000. The sale takes place on February 13.

Contact 01635 580595.