Nearly 500 rare and secret artifacts used by Soviet spies and Cuban revolutionaries were on display, at Julien’s Auction headquarters in Beverly Hills, California, Monday.
From a cigarette package with a hidden camera inside and decoding machines to a killer umbrella, the entire collection of the recently closed KGB Espionage Museum in New York City is up for grabs.
The collection contains the world’s largest amount of KGB-specific spy equipment and authentic KGB artifacts from the Cold War.
A diary of Cuban guerrilla leader Ernesto Che Guevara and a book written, dedicated, and signed by former President of Cuba Fidel Castro are also part of the auction.
The auction will accept bids until February, 13 and is expected to fetch between half a million to 750,000 dollars (620,750 euro).