Si­na­tra items make $9M hit at Sotheby’s auc­tion

The Philippine Star - - WORLD NEWS -

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 — about twice their pre-sale es­ti­mates.

Nine paint­ings by the leg­endary crooner went for more than $850,000, against a high es­ti­mate of $120,000.

The 20-carat di­a­mond en­gage­ment ring Si­na­tra pre­sented to his fi­ancee in a glass of cham­pagne fetched nearly $1.7 mil­lion, sur­pass­ing a top $1.5 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.

Frank Si­na­tra and wife Bar­bara

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