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Taschenbuch book camera, 1888. Estimate £2,600 to £4,300.
An incredible archive of rare vintage spy cameras that would rival James Bond's own collection has emerged for sale for a staggering £400,000.
The Heath Robinson-style cameras date from the 1880s and come in numerous wacky guises including a book, a wristwatch, a packet of cigarettes, binoculars and even a handgun.
Many of the ingenious devices were commercial failures and so very few were made, making surviving examples worth tens of thousands of pounds now.
The collection will be sold at London auctioneers Bonhams on December 3.