14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age Of Espionage

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

The December 3 rare cameras auctions at Bonhams in Hong Kong will feature rare photography equipment and accessories crafted by iconic manufacturers (Hasselblad, Leica, Nikon, Rolleiflex just to name a few). But for those who are fond of the history of spying, the real stars of the event will be these spy-worthy clandestine cameras.

Ticka watch camera (Houghtons Ltd., London, 1904)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Doryu 2-16 gun camera (Doryu Camera Co, Japan, 1952)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Mamiya pistol camera (Mamiya Camera Co. Japan)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Taschenbuch book camera (Haake & Albers, Frankfurt, 1888)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Concealed Vest camera (C.P. Stirn, Germany, 1886)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

ABC watch camera (Steineck, Germany, 1948)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

GF81 ring camera (Gian Paulo Ferro, Italy)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Mast concealable camera (Mast Development Corp. Davenport, USA)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Le Photo-Revolver (E. Krauss, Paris, 1921)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Minox no. 8245 (VEF, USSR)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Kodak Matchbox camera (Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY, 1944)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Le Physiographe (L. Bloch of Paris, 1896)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Telescopic watch camera (J. Lancaster & Son, Birmingham, 1886)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Lucky Strike spy camera with Ohio Safety match box light meter (Mast Development Corp, USA, 1949)

14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

Photos: Bonhams

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