Several espionage gadgets that appear straight out of a James Bond movie are going up for bids this weekend.
Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills is staging a Cold War relics auction featuring items used by American and Soviet spies during the 50s and 60s. Among the items going under the hammer are miniature spy cameras in cigarette packages, a KGB machine used to decode secret messages, a bust of Soviet leader Lenin and shoes with hidden compartments.
Also going up for bids is a journal belonging to Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara and a cyanide-packed “suicide tooth” used whenever a spy couldn’t elude capture. The auction house expects “The Cold War Relics Auction Featuring the KGB Museum Collection” to fetch between 500-and-750 thousand dollars.