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The magazine's first printer, Arthur "Abe" Bennet, used to leave his false teeth around the printing shop. Sagendorph, who did not enjoy stumbling upon the dentures, put a small notice in one of the magazine's early issues: "Will swop one set of false teeth for a broom."
To Sagendorph's surprise, about 40 readers came to the magazine's offices with a broom, seeking a set of false teeth. Bennet got to keep his teeth -- in his mouth, that is -- and Sagendorph decided to make The Original Yankee Swopper's Column a regular feature, which is still one of the magazine's most popular.
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