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A Cold War catalog

February 18, 2007|SWATI PANDEY

Nostalgic for the Cold War? Wistful for the days when G-men chased reds across America and the Kremlin pointed missiles at U.S. cities? Well, pine no longer! The fact is, the Cold War didn't disappear -- it just went on sale. Here's some memorabilia of that "less complex" time, when freeze-dried food would keep you happy in your bunker and ducking and covering was all the defense you needed against the H-bomb. (Current, of course, can't vouch for the authenticity or availability of the merchandise, which was for sale online last week.)

--SWATI PANDEY

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Fallout shelter sign

For rec room decor or to label your bomb shelter, this simple color-block sign says it all.

Cost: $24.99

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Minox camera

Whether tucked in a pack of cigarettes or hidden in candy bar wrappers, small cameras like these were a must-have for anyone who wanted to spy against the Russkies.

Cost: $1,295

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KGB coat

From a specialty seller of all things Russian comes this coat, made for a KGB officer in the Department of Investigations.

Cost: $51.23

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Geiger counter

This German device for detecting radiation comes in its own handy carrying case.

Cost: $89.75

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