Pre-owned super rare one of a kind subminiature spy camera from the former Mr. Shibata famous Japanese camera collection, it is a Russian “KGB” spy ring camera (this is what is commonly known as “KGB” camera, to this day there is no confirm information as to who made it) this is from the Christie’s auction/McKeown’s camera guide, “Gold plated version with crown-shaped lens bezel, Allegedly in the possession of the vendor since early 1970, sold at Christie’s 1991 reportedly to a Jewelry collector for about $25000”
This camera is not gold plated, it is made out of 14K solid gold, massive gold appox (44g) total weight, stamp 585 (please refer to close up picture and is tested to be solid gold, 100% original with all hand engrave detail work, light surface mark from normal used, for 8mm film, crown-shaped bezel hiding a lens with variable aperture, working guillotine shutter, only few of these cameras have been discovered, every one in slightly different design, optic has no fungus, separation, scratches or haze. aperture open close smoothly. Come with film holder, 14K solid gold decorative film cover, I have a strip of 8 mm film to demonstrate how the film holder works (8mm film strip not included). This is a true collector piece, don’t miss out.
This one was for sale this year on eBay