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The short-lived KGB Museum in New York is auctioning all of is collections today, Saturday Feb 13


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Artnet News writes: 

"The entire collection of New York’s short-lived KGB Museum, which opened in 2019 but has shuttered due to the pandemic, is heading to the auction block this Saturday.

Julien’s Auctions is offering what it says is the world’s largest collection of KGB-specific spy equipment, nearly 400 objects amassed by Lithuanian collector Julius Urbaitis over three decades."

https://news.artnet.com/market/kgb-museum-auction-1942732?utm_content=from_&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2%2F13 Saturday All&utm_term=Daily Newsletter [ALL] [MORNING]

Here are a couple images form today's auction from the Artnet News story-

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"A Russian FSB spy pack of Marlboro brand cigarettes containing a hidden digital camera, with the lens operating through a small hole on the side. Includes remote control unit. Courtesy Julien's Auctions."

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"A Soviet KGB spy miniature camera designed to look like a ring. Courtesy Julien’s Auctions."

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"An original Soviet KGB Fialka (M-125-3M) or “Violet” cipher machine used during the Cold War to code and decode secret messages. Accompanied by an updated manual. Courtesy Julien’s Auctions."

All images and quoted captions are from: "New York’s Shuttered KGB Museum Is Auctioning Off Its Entire Collection of Spycams, Poison Containers, and Lenin Art This Weekend: Julien’s Auctions is selling off the museum's entire collection." by Brian Boucher, 10 February, 2021, Artnet News , Auctions, (https://news.artnet.com/market/kgb-museum-auction-1942732?utm_content=from_&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2%2F13 Saturday All&utm_term=Daily Newsletter [ALL] [MORNING]). 

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