06/30/2010 06:56 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jane Austen's Hair, Dickens' Dog Collar: 9 Of The Most Surprising Auctioned Author Memorabilia (PHOTOS, POLL)

Auctions of author memorabilia have produced surprising results over the last year. You won't believe what fans have wanted and what they left behind. While JK Rowling, Cormac McCarthy and Jane Austen raked in the bucks, Steinbeck's memorabilia failed to drive high prices. Any of these artifacts appeal to you? Let us know by voting in the slideshow below.

Authors At Auction-What Would You Bid?