The Franklin Mint sold

Collectible-maker is collected

The Morning Call Online
October 18, 2006
By Deborah Yao Of The Associated Press

“The Franklin Mint, once the world’s largest collectibles maker but now engaged in a battle against changing consumer tastes, was sold to a group of private investors.

A group led by executives from Hicksville, N.Y.-based The Morgan Mint bought The Franklin Mint from Roll International Corp., a privately held company based in Los Angeles. The new ownership group includes Hollywood producer David Salzman, who describes himself as ”at times, an out-of-control collector of stuff.”

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