Ex-NC professor selling collections to feed hungry

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former college professor in North Carolina is selling his collections to raise money to feed the hungry.

The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/Za7fS2 ) that Jeff Allen has spent years going through garage sales, estate sales and thrift shops.

The 69-year-old Allen says he feels it's his purpose to feed the hungry. He's selling items to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves a seven-county area.

Allen is selling a pristine copy of Life magazine from 1941 with Gen. George Patton on the cover.

He also has a Fayetteville Theatre's program for director D.W. Griffith's 1915 silent movie "The Birth of a Nation." There also are more than 700 Fayetteville postcards.

Allen plans to begin selling items later this month.

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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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