Charles Dickens' Dog Collar on the Auction Block

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010  |  Updated 1:36 PM EDT
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Charles Dickens' Dog Collar on the Auction Block

A dog collar that belonged to Charles Dickens will be auctioned at a sale of dog art in New York City.

The leather and brass collar is inscribed with Dickens' name and carries an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000. Like many Victorians, the author of ``David Coppperfield'' and ``A Tale of Two Cities'' was fond of dogs.
    
An ivory and gold toothpick that belonged to Dickens sold for $9,150 at auction last year.
    
The collar will be part of the auction house Bonhams New York's 28th dog art sale on Tuesday. The auction features paintings of dogs by well-known artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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