Charles Dickens' Dog Collar Fetches $11K at Auction

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010  |  Updated 2:24 PM EDT
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A dog collar that belonged to Charles Dickens has fetched $11,590 at a New York City auction.
    
The leather and brass collar is inscribed with Dickens' name and carried an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000. The buyer's name was not immediately disclosed.

     Like many Victorians, the author of "David Coppperfield" and "A Tale of Two Cities" was fond of dogs.
    
Last year, an ivory and gold toothpick that belonged to Dickens sold for $9,150 at auction.
    
The collar was auctioned Tuesday at Bonhams New York's sale of dog art.
    
The auction featured paintings of dogs by well-known artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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