Since the end of the Cold War, we’ve been seeing bizarre spy gadgets make the news and blow our minds. Because most of those gadgets are quite difficult to find, they’ve become hot items for collectors. In 1991, Christie’s even sold a gold-plated KGB ring spy camera for $25,000. It was so rare that in an interview with L.A. Times, Christie’s spokeswoman Katherine Curtis even said: “We think there is only one other ring camera like it in the world.”
Well, that “one other ring” just showed up on eBay for $19,490.15. (yes, and 15 cents). Unlike the version sold by Christie’s, this particular ring is made of 14K solid gold, complete with a stamp that certifies its purity.