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Cash for the memories

Cherished collections, heirlooms, keepsakes put up for sale to pay bills

A collector since she was 4, Janice Dumas, 49, of Revere, is selling her 300 Barbie dolls on eBay to pay medical bills. A collector since she was 4, Janice Dumas, 49, of Revere, is selling her 300 Barbie dolls on eBay to pay medical bills. (Photos by Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
By Gabrielle Dunn
Globe Correspondent / January 3, 2009

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As a child in foster care bouncing from home to home, from one caretaker parent to the next, David Mendes had one thing that he prized above all, one thing that he took with him when his life inevitably uprooted - a suitcase containing 5,000 meticulously kept sports cards, each in its own protective plastic sleeve. (Full article: 1098 words)

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