Leica I Mod. C Standard 'Calfskin'
Very rare and absolutely original Leica Model C with calfskin body covering.
According to Hahne, only 180 examples of the calfskin Leicas have been produced in 1930/31. Many of these have been replaced later, during restoration by Leitz, with regular Vulkanite when the genuine leather was worn off. So the number of original calfskin Leicas still in existence is very low.
The calfskin Leica is mentioned in the chapter 'Luxus Leica' of the 1930 Leitz catalogue, next to the gold-plated version. It is described as a black paint camera, covered with “coloured calfskin”.
The offered camera no.67074 is listed in the Hahne list as a calfskin Leica and it has been delivered to Vienna on 20.10.1931 under the right code name LEANEKALB . It is in excellent, original condition with an 11'o clock nickel Elmar and the lens cap.