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Leica M6 Columbo 92: 200 Columbo M6's were ordered by the Italian Leica distributor Polyphoto in 1992, to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the 1st American voyage of Columbus. Chrome M6 has matching 50/2 "Columbo 92" Summicron with its serial number 1-200 in the series.  The Top Plate is engraved "500 Columbo 1492-1992," as is the body cap.  Wow, take a look at that cap!  Woe to you if you lose it --  the neighborhood Leica dealer isn't going to have a replacement of that one.   Serial numbers are 1907101 to 1907300.  The Series serial number starts with each letter of ITALY, followed by 1 to 40.

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These cameras were originally delivered without a lens.  Collector demand forced Leica to make a specially engraved 50 Summicron, available only to owners of the Columbo camera, which were delivered in 1993.

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photos courtesy and copyright 2000 of Duncan Meeder, Foto Henny Hoogeveen, Holland, all rights reserved


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