That's one very rare camera, at least two very rare bidders, and one very rare and extremely lucky former owner.

My late friend Charlie Barringer's widow told me that Westlicht bought his collection from the estate. All of it. She suspects that they paid pennies on the dollar, could be right. On the other hand, before Charlie died Peter Koeln told him politely but firmly that many of his treasures no longer had much value. Fashions change, the people who collect Contaxes and things that attach to Contaxes are dying off, ...