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 3 in Hong Kong) will be these spy-worthy clandestine cameras.

Ticka watch camera (Houghtons Ltd., London, 1904)

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Doryu 2-16 gun camera (Doryu Camera Co, Japan, 1952)

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Mamiya pistol camera (Mamiya Camera Co. Japan)

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Taschenbuch book camera (Haake & Albers, Frankfurt, 1888)

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Concealed Vest camera (C.P. Stirn, Germany, 1886)

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ABC watch camera (Steineck, Germany, 1948)

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GF81 ring camera (Gian Paulo Ferro, Italy)

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Mast concealable camera (Mast Development Corp. Davenport, USA)

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Le Photo-Revolver (E. Krauss, Paris, 1921)

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Minox no. 8245 (VEF, USSR)

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Kodak Matchbox camera (Eastman Kodak Co. Rochester, NY, 1944)

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Le Physiographe (L. Bloch of Paris, 1896)

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Telescopic watch camera (J. Lancaster & Son, Birmingham, 1886)

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Lucky Strike spy camera with Ohio Safety match box light meter (Mast Development Corp, USA, 1949)

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Photos: Bonhams

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