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Items belonging to Sinatra make $9M hit at Sotheby’s auction

/ 06:54 PM December 08, 2018

FILE – In this July 11, 1996, file photo, Frank Sinatra, left, and his wife Barbara arrive at Our Lady of Malibu church to renew their wedding vows on their 20th wedding anniversary in Malibu, Calif. The private treasures of the Sinatras were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction. Sotheby’s reported Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, that the couple’s entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million, about twice their pre-sale estimates. Image: AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File

NEW YORK — The private treasures of Frank Sinatra and his wife, Barbara, were a multimillion-dollar hit at auction.

Sotheby’s reported Friday that the couple’s entertainment memorabilia, art, jewelry, books and other personal items sold for $9.2 million (around P485.2 million) — about twice their pre-sale estimates.

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Nine paintings by the legendary crooner went for more than $850,000 (around P44.3 million), against a high estimate of $120,000 (around P6.3 million).

The 20-carat diamond engagement ring Sinatra presented to his fiancee in a glass of champagne fetched nearly $1.7 million (almost P89.7 million), surpassing a top $1.5 million (around P79.1 million) estimate.

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And a Jewish skullcap with Frank’s name embroidered on it shot past a high estimate of $500, selling for more than $9,000.

Some of the proceeds will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center in Rancho Mirage, California, which counsels victims of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. MKH

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