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Subject: [Leica] Leica Newsletter 04/24/01: Auction of Havel M6 / Leica World / Minox / Chat
From: Leica Camera Newsletter <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 15:58:29 +0200

Dear Leica friends,

Today we have put together for you a wide range of novelties all around the 
Leica Camera AG:

__ Auction of LEICA M6 TTL with serial number 2,500,000 of Václav Havel
__ New Leica World 01/2001 published
__ Minox Management acquires 51% share in the company
__ Leica Chat documentation available

__ Auction of LEICA M6 TTL with serial number 2,500,000 of Václav Havel

Exclusively on the website, Leica Camera AG will be auctioning 
off an internationally coveted collectors item on the internet from May 13-18, 
2001: a Leica M6 TTL black paint finish. The camera with the striking serial 
number 2,500,000 was presented to Czech president Václav Havel during a 
reception in May 2000. Not only the camera itself, but also the lens, a Leica 
35 mm Summilux-M ASPH. 1/1.4, silver chrome finish, bears a special serial 
number. The number 4,051,036 signify Havel's date of birth, 5th October 
1936. The camera comes in a wooden presentation case and with 
documents certifying that it was presented to Václav Havel. The proceeds 
from the auction are to go to the “Vize 97“ trust foundation, created by the 
president and his wife, to support projects concerning culture, humanity, 
education, health and social affairs in the Czech Republic.

More information:

__ New Leica World 01/2001 published

Issue 1/2001 of Leica World is being published in time for the great Dr. Paul 
Wolff retrospective exhibition that is on display at the Leica Gallery in New 
York. The magazine, with its customary superb printing quality and 
outstanding design, features portfolios of the work of Claudine Doury (Oskar 
Barnack Prize 1999) and of Florence Levillain. It also presents the life and 
work of Dr. Paul Wolff. 

Inform yourself about the whole content of the new issue here:

__ Minox Management acquires 51% share in the company

The management of Minox GmbH, Wetzlar, has acquired a 51% share of the 
capital of that company. Minox has been one of the group companies of the 
Leica Camera Group since 1996. This partial spin-off, commencement of the 
new fiscal year beginning April 2001, is to strengthen the profile of Minox. 
Leica Camera AG will continue relations with the Minox company through its 
minority share of 49%.

Additional information:

__ Leica Chat documentation available

Despite technical challenges the first hosted Leica Chat on the future of the 
Leica R-System was a successful event. A lot of users and participants 
encouraged us to continue with this offer. For all of you that couldn't 
participate we have two pdf-files as documentation available on our website:

With best regards,

Leica Camera AG
Marketing Communication


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