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