Chiffriermaschine offers sales, valuation and brokerage services for museums, dealers and private collectors of cryptologic objects. Whether you are looking to sell, or to expand your collection, do get in touch
Chiffriermaschine is run by Patrick Hayes
, a specialist in cryptologic history and a professional auction valuer. With institutional and private clients across Europe and North America, Patrick has brokered the sale of £150,000 worth of cryptologic objects by private treaty (as of August 2022). He also provides valuations for private collections and inspects cryptologic objects for Bonhams Auctioneers
on a contractural basis.
Patrick has uncovered many unusual and rare cryptologic objects. Cipher machines (such as the famous Enigma machine), wartime German codebooks, as well as codebreaking-related objects count among his rare finds.
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