One MI6 operative told the BBC it revealed the real glamor involved in the work. “You’ll see more often than anything like that on our bus or in the tube.” Most spy work is nothing like what is seen in movies.” We don’t all get an Aston Martin or a speedboat or some fun form of transportation.”
There’s a part that’s a bit like the movie “We actually have a Q&A Q is actually a real thing,” said another spy who gave his ridiculous gadget to James Bond in the context of the head of research and development. “We have some brilliant technologists that we use that provide us with all kinds of gadgets. Only our things are better than only bonds.”
The single-shot weapon was a 4.5mm pistol hidden inside a lipstick holder that was issued to a female KGB spy in 1965 as an easily concealed weapon. A great gadget just outside of James Bond is a lipstick pistol called the Kiss of Death.
The collection on sale includes many KGB items used by the Soviet Union. Spy gadgets are definitely a real thing and you can own your own Cold War-era weapons and spyware, as they are selling like hotcakes at the Julian auction in Beverly Hills next year.
There is also a replica of the syringe umbrella, probably the most famous of the Soviet spy devices, used in a 1978 assassination. Georgie Markov was a Bulgarian opponent who immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1968. Here he wrote about life under Soviet rule, which was spread throughout Europe. However, he earned the price of his head in the USSR by letting the world know what he had experienced, which ended his life in 1978.
The device powered by a punch card was created to encrypt messages that could later be encrypted by the same device and key. The auction will include a “bug” used in hotel rooms in 1964 and a rare Soviet version of the Enigma code cipher machine (made in Bletchley Park) known as Fialka.
Markov was waiting for a bus on London’s Waterloo Bridge when he felt the pain of a small stab wound to the back of his thigh, much like a bug bite or a quick injection. He looked up and saw a man lifting his umbrella off the ground, before running to the other side of the road and driving a taxi.
Shortly afterward, Markov began to feel feverish and went to the hospital, where he died four days later. He was killed at the hands of Rikin, who was provided with a device “Bulgarian umbrella” designed by the Bulgarian Secret Service with the help of the KGB.
A copy of the device, which was also used in the assassination attempt on Vladimir Kostov on the Paris Metro, will go on sale at Julian’s auction on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
The auction, created by Julius Arbitis, who was a consultant to the HBO series, Chernobyl, will feature other remnants of the era, Che Guevara’s high school report card, a 1958 letter signed by Fidel Castro about plans to enter the capital Havana and a purse with a hidden camera and shutter equipment.
“Cuba and the items of their revolution have never been seen before, ranging from the collection of the entire KGB SpongeBob museum to obscuring the patterns of the United States and Soviet space. Echoes more than ever before this election year. “
Darren Julien, CEO of Julian Auctions, said in a statement, “Julian is proud to present the largest collection of rare and important specimens in the history of the Cold War to come together at the auction.”