PM Daily, June 22, 1947 (Photo by Morris Gordon)
“Mrs. Irving Hafftel, 87 Taylor St., Brooklyn, was at the auction Friday at the Collyer Palace of Trash on upper Fifth Ave. and bought this piano – one of eight the Collyers had – for $45. Eleven other prospective buyers were present, but they rejected the other 15 items which were offered at auction. Entire contents of the house then were sold for $100 to Carlos Martin, a Third Ave. second hand dealer.