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Mildred 'Millie' Benson estate auction

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Jason Babcock, left, with a copy of 'Rediscovering Nancy Drew,' and auctioneer Jade Montrie.

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"They got it back," says auctioneer Jade Montrie (not pictured) after Jennifer Fisher had the winning bid on a scrapbook that she and other members of the Nancy Drew Sleuths had created and sent to Millie Benson about one year before her death. Seated from left are three of the Nancy Drew Sleuths, from left: Amanda Arkebauer of Seattle, Lea S. Fox, of Alameda, Calif., and Fisher, of Queen Creek, Ariz.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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