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Kansas City-Area Owner Offers $163M Of Collectibles For Low, Low Price Of $15M

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Peter Borsari
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Kansas City Business Journal
Elton John (left) talks with Ringo Starr (right) and Starr's girlfriend, Nancy Lee Andrews (center) at the Elton John Carnival in Universal City, California, in 1974.

A nondescript building in the Kansas City area is home to something that many in the art world can't believe exists in a Midwest city, according to the man tasked with selling it, according to the Kansas City Business Journal.

Original 18th-century engravings by William Hogarth. Photos by pioneering photographer Weegee. Millions of photographs, plates, line drawings and ephemera, such as posters, broadsides and tickets. And it's all on the market at the fire-sale price of $15 million.

The collection's value has been estimated at $99.2 million, which fine art photography appraiser Lorraine Anne Davis made by taking random samples from each segment of the collection and estimating their lowest and highest market value.

Read the rest of the story in the Kansas City Business Journal.

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