Relics of Wilmington outdoors storyteller to be auctioned

A pair of elephant tusks mounted on metal bases from the personal collection of Robert Ruark are up for auction.
A pair of elephant tusks mounted on metal bases from the personal collection of Robert Ruark are up for auction.

2008-11-02 - Washington, United States , Amy Hotz

During the 1950s and 1960s American readers clamored for the sporting adventure books and magazine articles of Wilmington native Robert Ruark. With Hemingway-esque flare, Ruark described real and fictional hunting trips from his grandfather’s backyard to the wilds of Africa. At 10 a.m. Monday, a relic of one of those adventures, and other personal items that once belonged to the author, will be auctioned at Doyle New York in New York City. The first item in the lot is a pair of elephant tusks ...

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