The linked article: https://leicarumors.com/2022/03/29/...itz-photographica-auction.aspx/#ixzz7PCZaLj2I
was posted on March 29, 2022. The April 1 date is a red herring.
The article also briefly describes the provenance of the camera.
I wonder if the auction house will sell it to me for $10 for personal use.
There is no logical explanation for collectors (think of our members afflicted with GAS).;But there are people who give less thought to shelling out a million $ than many of us give to spending a quarter. However, many antiques have been rescued from oblivion by collectors that would have been lost to the world. A good example is the Elgin Marbles, whose fate would have been to be burned to make fertilizer. Better to have several million spent on this Leica...most likely at some time in the future, will be donated to some museum.
This sort of thing makes me angry about the morality of someone who has an obscene amount of wealth spending such a huge sum of money on a piece of old junk when two-thirds of the World's population go to bed hungry every night.
But it is their money to spend as they see fit and neither you nor I get a say in the matter.
That's true, it's not illegal but don't you think Steve there's a moral dimension to spending so much money to own an Item that has no intrinsic value when so many men women and children in the world are suffering.
I think we do as fellow human beings have the right to have an opinion on the ethical rectitude of this action.
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