It's "the 7th camera of the Leica 0-series," according to Westlicht's description. "Only approx. 25 of these cameras were produced to test the market in 1923, 2 years before the commercial introduction of the Leica A." It is only the second 0-series Leica ever offered in a public auction.
The description went on to say that "The camera is in excellent and fully working condition," which made me chuckle. I mean, sure, you don't want to spend your 1.9 million bucks on a busted camera, I can understand that. It's just that it made my brain jump to a vision of the new owner posting some pictures of utility poles and wall textures and random bushes on a sharing site under the heading "My New Leica—First Tests."
(Thanks to Ed Kuipers)
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Featured Comment by Roger Moore: "Suggested comments on those First Tests: 'I can definitely see the Leica look in those pictures. Look at the creamy bokeh!' '50mm is such a boring focal length. You should try a wide angle or a long telephoto to give your images some pop.'"
Featured Comment by Johan Verhulst: "Strange as it may seem, I would rather have this camera than a Cindy Sherman print. Go figure...."