Dickens' Dog's Collar Fetches $12K
Victorian pet wear sells double great expectations
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2010 2:54 AM CST
This dog collar once belonged to Charles Dickens' pet.   (AP Photo/Bonhams New York)

(Newser) – A dog collar sported by one of Charles Dickens' dogs fetched $11,590 at auction yesterday, outstripping sellers' greatest expectations. The leather and brass collar is inscribed with the author's name and London address. An ivory-and-gold toothpick that once belonged to Dickens sold for $9,150 at auction last year, AP reports.