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RJ Reynolds' art collection on sale for 3 days

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s 7,000-piece collection of artwork, pottery, books, antiques and collectibles from its offices all over the world is going on sale.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the collection goes on sale Friday through Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Items range from small ceramics for $10 to $20 to large items such as grandfather clocks for $3,000. Reynolds acquired the pieces over more than 100 years and donated the collection to the arts council, which will use the proceeds for grants and programs.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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