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Published: 12/8/2013 - Updated: 4 months ago


Mildred 'Millie' Benson estate auction

During an auction in Toledo on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, for items from the estate of Mildred "Millie" Benson, who wrote the first books in the Nancy Drew mystery series under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, several books, photo albums, cancelled checks, achievement awards, jewelry, furniture, and other items were sold. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTOS, START SLIDESHOW.

Jason Babcock, left, with a copy of 'Rediscovering Nancy Drew,' and auctioneer Jade Montrie. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jason Babcock, left, with a copy of 'Rediscovering Nancy Drew,' and auctioneer Jade Montrie.
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Enlarge | Buy This Photo "They got it back," says auctioneer Jade Montrie (not pictured) after Jennifer Fisher had the winning bid on a ...
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Jason Babcock holds an autographed copy of the flyer of the 1993 Nancy Drew conference held at the University of Iowa. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jason Babcock holds an autographed copy of the flyer of the 1993 Nancy Drew conference held at the University of Iowa.
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The bid cards of Lea S. Fox, of Alameda, Calif., left, and Jennifer Fisher, of Queen Creek, Ariz., two of the five Nancy Drew Sleuth members in attendance at the auction. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The bid cards of Lea S. Fox, of Alameda, Calif., left, and Jennifer Fisher, of Queen Creek, Ariz., two of ...
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The Nancy Drew Sleuths gave this award to Millie Benson, about one year before her death. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Nancy Drew Sleuths gave this award to Millie Benson, about one year before her death.
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Jim Klein of Adrian, Mich., left, has his hand held down from bidding by his wife, Zelda Klein. The item being bid on is a stacking legal cabinet in which Benson kept her copies of Nancy Drew books. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jim Klein of Adrian, Mich., left, has his hand held down from bidding by his wife, Zelda Klein. The item ...
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Miscellaneous items from the estate: Travel iron, top, flight computer, right, and Ohio airport directory. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Miscellaneous items from the estate: Travel iron, top, flight computer, right, and Ohio airport directory.
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Jim Klein of Adrian, Mich., looks over a hardback copy of 'Cry, the Beloved Country,' one of hundreds of books from the estate.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jim Klein of Adrian, Mich., looks over a hardback copy of 'Cry, the Beloved Country,' one of hundreds of ...
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Auctioneer Jade Montrie, with the the 2000 Agatha Award Lifetime Achievement, earned by Millie Benson, indicating the winning bidders, the Toledo Public Library. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Auctioneer Jade Montrie, with the the 2000 Agatha Award Lifetime Achievement, earned by Millie Benson, indicating the winning bidders, the ...
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