'The Key's To The End Of The World' Up For Auction On eBay

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Cold War Doomsday ICBM Launch Keys From the Former Soviet Union: Soaring Interest For Safeguarded Keys Featured On Cable’s History Channel’s Show Pawn Stars; Causing Quite a Curious Stir All Over the Internet.

General Yuri Glazkov and Surplus Dealer Scott Mauldin

This is a very special opportunity and probably one of the rarest items we have ever sold. The Cold War was a tense but vital part of the history of the world. Having such an important component of it flow through my hands is a privilege.

A piece of history will be auctioned on eBay® Friday, March 19th beginning at 10:30 p.m. This isn’t just any piece of history, but one that is almost impossible to acquire. The ICBM launch keys brought to the West by Soviet cosmonaut and Major General Yuri Glazkov will be available for all to see but for only one to purchase. Historically, these unique-looking, titanium keys have produced a phenomenal amount of interest, from generating hundreds of thousands of hits to being featured on cable’s History Chanel’s super hit show Pawn Stars.

According to Norb Novocin, veteran million-dollar power seller on eBay® and author of highly anticipated book Getting SOLD On eBay®, the Treasure Hunter’s Guide to Making Money, “This is a very special opportunity and probably one of the rarest items we have ever sold. The Cold War was a tense but vital part of the history of the world. Having such an important component of it flow through my hands is a privilege.”

Back in 2004, Novocin was given two sets of these keys on consignment by one of his many loyal clients. When the Soviet Union was breaking up, General Glazkov gave several gifts to Novocin’s consignor, including a set of these keys. Novocin researched their authenticity and contacted officials in the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the Department of Defense, and the Foreign Material Acquisitions. All verified the keys as Soviet Union ICBM launch keys. They were the only nuclear ICBM launch keys to ever make it to the West.

The fact that Soviet Union ICBM launch key s were guarded and never released to the public is one of the features that makes them extremely uncommon. It also increases the curiosity level for both collectors and non-collectors alike. Except for that thin slice of time when the Soviet Union was disintegrating, acquiring nuclear launch keys was impossible.

The impossible is now possible with anyone and everyone being given the opportunity to acquire these keys.

This much-anticipated eBay® auction kicks off this Friday evening, March 19, 2010. Through social media networks such as Twitter the word of this unusual event is spreading fast!

On Saturday, March 20th at 5 p.m. (EST), a rare gathering of all of the parties involved in the acquisition and research of the keys will be featured on BlogTalkRadio. Estate Auctions, Inc. founder Norb Novocin will be hosting this event. Phone lines and chat will be open to the world.

If you would like more information about the auction and the ICBM launch keys, visit Estate Auctions, Inc.

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