Auction – Spy Cams

Mister bond would have been surely charmed by the collection of spy cameras, which were offered for sale in Hong Kong. Many of the small cameras originate from times before book author Ian Fleming helped its main actor to life as a spy.

 

 

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The so-called „pocket book“ comes from camera Pioneer Dr. Rudolf Krugener, who built it in 1988. It is one of the world’s oldest spy cameras.

 

 

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The ABC bracelet camera from stone corner comes out of Germany . She was a popular instrument for private investigators in the 1950s.

 

 

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Some people will still know the Minox, which was built between 1948 and 1969. She was small enough to fit in a hand. Popular in times of the cold war on both sides and was used at the CIA and the KGB.

 

 

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Sure, you can’t get more attention for a frontal image than with this gun camera from Japan. The Doryu 2-16 was built between 1954 and 1956.

 

 

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Camera designer Gian Paulo Ferro from Udine built exactly 20 times this spy ring. The GF81 ring camera called the „miracle camera“, one of the smallest cameras in the world, is a real one but as a piece of jewelry.

 

 

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The camera in the lucky strike „Suit“ never made it on the prototype status. Two examples were built between 1949 and 1950. Also a light meter in the match design belongs to the ensemble.