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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game from Parker Brothers

In Masterpiece: The Art Auction Game from Parker Brothers, players assume the persona of one of six characters: Baron Dietrich von Oberlitzer, “Bitsy” Rich Wong Dobrowski Keyes, Count François du Bonnet, Millicent Friendly, Roxy “Big D” Warrenson of Dallas, TX, and V. Elton Whitehall Esq.

Personally, I always chose to be Roxy because she was “deviously breezy” or Baron Dietrich von Oberlitzer because he was “a high-rolling gambler with a suspicious past.”

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