They're priceless and very rare.
This one contains a model
of the imperial state coach.

- Top marks, 007.
- Thank you, sir.

Except it's a fake.
There's the real thing. lt's being
auctioned at Sotheby's this afternoon.

This is the fourth egg
to turn up at auction this year.

lt's from none of the usual sources.
Anonymous seller, Swiss bank account.

l'd say that the vendor was a Russian.
And now this turns up.
A near-perfect forgery.

l think Commander Bond
should accompany you to the sale.

Splendid. l could use
an extra pair of eyes.

We could try and spot the seller.
They usually turn up out of interest
or perhaps just to bump up the price.

Thank you, Fanning.
Not at all.
lf it is the Russians,
it may be an effort to raise currency

for covert operations abroad
or for payoffs.

Either way,
we'd better find out what they're up to.

- Yes, Minister.
- Eyes only, 007.

Operation Trove.
You'll be replacing 009.
He turned up dead in East Germany
with that egg in his hand.

There's not much to go on.
Well, we do have one lead, Minister.
''Property of a Lady.''
Next on the agenda is the continuing
mutual disarmament talks with NATO.

l assume you've all read
General Gogol's report.

lt seems very thorough.
Thank you, Comrade Chairman.
l believe l express the opinion
of everyone present

that adoption of NATO proposals does
not compromise our defensive position.

- Comrade Chairman.
- General Orlov.

General Gogol is presumptuous.
He speaks for himself and others
who cling to timid, outdated
and unrealistic policies.