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That's some dog collar: Neckwear of Charles Dickens' dog sells at auction for $11,590

February 16, 2010 |  2:26 pm

Charles Dickens' dog collar

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. It had been estimated to sell for $4,000 to $6,000. The buyer's name was not immediately disclosed.

The collar was auctioned Tuesday at Bonhams New York's sale of dog art.

Like many Victorians, the author of "David Copperfield" 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.

-- Associated Press

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Photo: Dickens' dog collar. Credit: Associated Press

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