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Collectors Flock to Bob Hope's Home for Yard Sale

Fans of the late legendary comedian comb through collectible DVDs and other memorabilia.

Collectors Flock to Bob Hope's Home for Yard Sale Collectors Flock to Bob Hope's Home for Yard Sale

No yard sale in Toluca Lake Saturday drew a bigger crowd than the one at the home of late comedian Bob Hope, but some collectible seekers say they were a bit disappointed with the inventory.

Cathy Galeen of Van Nuys said she was expecting to come across some of Hope's personal belongings, but instead was met with a stockpile of unsold t-shirts, CDs, DVDs and figurines.

"I was expecting a yard sale; not furniture or expensive things like that, but maybe houseware, maybe some knick-knacks," she said. "I didn't expect to be coming into PR."

But that didn't stop Hope fans from grabbing whatever they could. Some items went for as low as $1.

"Today was just a normal garage sale, nothing we didn't want to promote as part of the legacy," said Harlan Boll, publicist for the Hope family. "We have two garages that are full of stuff."

Boll said an auction to sell some of those legacy items is in the works for 2013.

Hope died in 2003. His wife, Dolores Hope, passed away last year.

The sale is scheduled to continue Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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