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NEW YORK (AP) — The personal treasures of Frank Sinatra and his spouse, Barbara, had been a multimillion-dollar hit at public sale.

Sotheby’s reported Friday that the couple’s leisure memorabilia, artwork, jewellery, books and different private goods offered for $Nine.2 million — about two times their pre-sale estimates.

9 artwork by way of the mythical crooner went for greater than $850,000, in opposition to a top estimate of $120,000.

The 20-carat diamond engagement ring Sinatra introduced to his fiancee in a tumbler of champagne fetched just about $1.7 million, surpassing a most sensible $1.five million estimate.

And a Jewish skullcap with Frank’s identify embroidered on it shot previous a top estimate of $500, promoting for greater than $Nine,000.

One of the vital proceeds will receive advantages the Barbara Sinatra Kids’s Heart in Rancho Mirage, California, which counsels sufferers of bodily, sexual and emotional abuse.

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Christie’s public sale space in New York Town Tuesday offered a letter written by way of Albert Einstein in 1954 for $2.four million. The letter offers a glimpse into the theoretical physicist’s opinion of God. (Dec. five)

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