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The Conan Doyle Collection

21 June 2004

THE background to the much-publicised and, to some, controversial sale of The Conan Doyle Collection at Christie’s on May 19 is carefully explained in the introduction to the sale catalogue (click here to view introduction in full), as is the manner in which the writer’s “missing” papers were variously dispersed and divided up, bought back, sold off in the 1970s, stored, argued over for 25 years and finally either consigned to the British Library or to auction.