Dog collar auctioned for £7,340

A dog collar was auctioned for $11,590 (£7,340) at an auction in New York City.

The dog collar originally belonged to famous Victorian author Charles Dickens and was auctioned off at Bonhams New York sale of dog art.

Made from leather and brass, the dog collar is inscribed with Charles Dickens’ name.  The auction estimate price from $4,000 – $6,000 (£2,500 to £3,800) but sold for much more.  Like many Victorians, the author of Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, Dickens was a dog lover.

The name of the dog collar buyer was not disclosed, nor is it known if they bought any other items from the dog art auction.

It seems anything that belonged to Dickens sells well – only last year, a buyer paid $9,150 (£5,793) for an ivory and gold toothpick!