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Mamiya pistol camera, 1952. Estimate £19,000 - £38,000.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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Many of the ingenious devices were commercial failures and so very few were made, making surviving examples worth tens of thousands of pounds now.<br />
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The collection will be sold at London auctioneers Bonhams on December 3.