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

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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that is so cool! I've been on a real charles dickens' movie kick lately -- watching every movie based on his books that I can find. This little collar is an amazing piece of history.


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