ROBIN WIL­LIAMS

THE BELOVED STAR’S EX-WIFE SELLS SOME OF HIS PRIZED POS­SES­SIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR HIS FA­VORITE CHAR­I­TIES

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The late co­me­dian’s ex-wife auc­tions off some of his prized pos­ses­sions and movie mem­o­ra­bilia to help raise money and aware­ness for his fa­vorite char­i­ties.

More than four years af­ter Robin Wil­liams’ death, fans love him as much as ever — and now they can buy one or more of his most cher­ished ob­jects. On Oct. 4, Sotheby’s will host an auc­tion in New York City fea­tur­ing 310 items owned by the late co­me­dian and his sec­ond wife, Mar­sha Garces Wil­liams. “We didn’t re­ally think of it as col­lect­ing,” says Mar­sha of how she and Robin gath­ered the lot, which in­cludes con­tem­po­rary art, watches, bi­cy­cles and movie mem­o­ra­bilia. “We chose things that made us laugh, think or want to be its care­tak­ers for a pe­riod of time.” A por­tion of the pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Christo­pher & Dana Reeve Foun­da­tion (named for two of his best friends) and sev­eral other char­i­ties. “Robin would love it if a lot of money was raised for the causes he was most mo­ti­vated to be a part of,” says Mar­sha, adding that all of the items “de­serve to be loved and ap­pre­ci­ated by the next group of guardians.”

— Bruce Fretts

The col­lec­tion in­cludes 45 of Robin’s watches. “He was a crea­ture of habit, so he’d wear one all the time,” says Mar­sha.

Di­rec­tor Steven Spiel­berg gave Robin this pin­ball ma­chine in­spired by their 1991 hit Hook. Robin’s sword and dag­ger from the film are also for sale.

This toy ca­ble car was a gift from Jonathan Win­ters, Robin’s comedic men­tor and Mork & Mindy co-star from 1981-’82.

This framed, nev­er­re­leased poster for his 1993 clas­sic Mrs.Doubtfire is ex­pected to fetch $200 to $300.

Mar­sha says Yo­ram Wol­berger’s cow­boy sculpture re­minds her of the “lit­tle plas­tic, badly molded toys Robin played with grow­ing up.”

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