James Bond creator’s cufflinks have a hidden code

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James Bond creator’s cufflinks have a hidden code

A set of cufflinks once owned by James Bond’s creator has left would-be code crackers shaken, not stirred.

Author Ian Fleming allegedly wore the cufflinks with a strange arrangement of letters to the premiere of the first 007 movie, “Dr. No,” in 1962 – but no one’s sure what the letters mean, auctioneer Mallams says.

The enigmatic cufflinks go for sale in the UK on Wednesday.

The cufflinks have the letters 'WUS', 'SIL', 'UDH' and 'NUF' on the opposite sides.
The cufflinks have the letters ‘WUS’, ‘SIL’, ‘UDH’ and ‘NUF’ on the opposite sides.
Mallams
The letters are believed to be an unsolved code from the author.
The letters are believed to be an unsolved code from the author.
Mallams

“The backs of the cufflinks are inscribed with different letters – ‘WUS’, ‘SIL’, ‘UDH’ and ‘NUF’ – believed to represent a so far unsolved secret code,” Mallams said in a news release.

“Surely a perfect code-breaking mission for any aspiring spies out there!”

Fleming wore the cufflinks to the premier of the first Bond movie “Dr. No” in 1962.
Fleming wore the cufflinks to the premier of the first Bond movie “Dr. No” in 1962.
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The pearl set cufflinks are valued at between $1,200 and $1,600.

Fleming, a former naval intelligence officer in World War II, created Bond in the 1952 novel “Casino Royale.” He wrote a number of sequels and other stories featuring the famous spy who went on to global recognition through its film franchise.

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