Published: Jan 31, 2013 10:28 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - An original wrought-iron gate from the one-time Key West home of Ernest Hemingway is being auctioned on eBay.
    
The gate hung at the side entrance of the property where the Nobel Prize-winning author lived in the 1930s and wrote many of his classic works. It is believed to have been installed in 1935, when a brick privacy wall was built around the Whitehead Street home Hemingway occupied with his wife and sons.
    
In 1964, the property became a museum honoring the author.
    
The gate was replaced in 2011 with one that better protected the nearly 50 cats that reside on the property. The original was donated to Helpline, a non-profit local crisis hotline, to be auctioned for fundraising.
    
The auction is to end Feb. 8.
    
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Online: Hemingway Gate eBay Auction, http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ernest-Hemingways-Gate-from-His-Key-West-Home-/160965956706

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