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Ghost of Meals Past: Dickens' Toothpick for Sale

Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 06:44 AM

 

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An ivory and gold toothpick once owned by Charles Dickens is being auctioned in New York City.

It's being offered by heirs to the Barnes & Noble family and is up for sale Tuesday at Bonhams New York. The pre-sale estimate is $3,000 to $5,000.

The toothpick is engraved with the author's initials and has a retracting mechanism.

An authentication letter from sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth says the British writer of "A Christmas Carol" and "Oliver Twist" used the toothpick "when travelling and on his last visit to America."

Dickens died in 1870.

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Bonhams New York: http://www.bonhams.com/newyork

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