You can spit at his collection

July 28, 2008 5:07:58 AM PDT
Jim Kinner's collection is something to spit at.

He has hundreds of spittoons.

Now, the state of North Carolina is buying them.

They'll go to the Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum in Durham.

The museum has one of the few spittoon exhibits in the country.

Kinner will get $6,000 for more than 250 spittoons.

State officials tell the Norwich Bulletin newspaper that it's a good deal.

While Kinner collects spittoons, he doesn't use them.

He says he's never been a tobacco chewer.