14 Exquisite Clandestine Cameras From The Golden Age of Espionage

By Attila Nagy on at

The upcoming rare cameras auctions at Bonhams 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 on December 3rd in Hong Kong) 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