Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Jahre Anniversary
From: "John R. Fulton Jr." <>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 10:58:04 -0600
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Hi Jeffrey---
Don't hold me to the years or prices (that's a great disclaimer, huh?).
Around 1976 I bought a new black chrome M4.  I remember it being 
$550 to 600. Very soon after I purchased it, the same store (Mark's 
Photo in Grand Rapids, Mich.) got two new 50-Jahre M4s. They were 
consecutive serial numbers and I believe they were around. $650 each. 
I thought about buying them but that was a lot of money and what the 
heck I had a new M4. They were a bit more than the M4 but not 
significantly so. Fifty to a hundred dollars US, max.
The only difference was the imprint, as I remember. Jahre is year in 
German. As in 50-year.
John Fulton
Fort Worth

>Is there any significance whatsoever if a Leica body is a Jahre Anniversary
>body? It seems to cause them to cost far more than other bodies of the same
>model, but there does not seem to be any difference in their appearance
>(other than a small emblem) or functionality.
>While I'm on the topic, what was the Jahre?
>Jeffery Smith
>New Orleans, LA
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