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BHPD Officer's Collection of Autographed Celebrity Photos Up for Auction

A former traffic cop's prize collection commands top dollar.

A former Beverly Hills Police officer's extensive collection of autographed celebrity photos is open for bidding at a local auction house, the Huffington Post reported.

Photographs depicting the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Stewart and Dean Martin—to name just a few of the slew of famous faces from Hollywood's Golden Age in the collection—are open for bidding at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills. Some have price tags costing thousands of dollars, while other starting bids go for a couple of hundred.

Motorcycle Officer Roy D. Garrett, who died 15 years ago, would forgo fining celebrities for traffic violations in exchange for authentically autographed photos, his daughters told the Huffington Post. 

"He would kind of pull movie stars over, and say 'I'll let you off from this speeding ticket if you send me a signed photo," Margaret Barrett, director of the entertainment and music department of Heritage auctions, told the website. "The stars were so appreciative—and it appears to be that they needed to sign it themselves, not their secretaries."

To read the entire Huffington Post article, click here.

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George Vreeland Hill July 09, 2012 at 03:15 AM
I have a few celebrity autographs myself including U.S. Presidents. I'm sure what I have does not match this one. If I have time, maybe I will see the collection.

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