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RBG’s judicial collar up for auction, estimated to sell for $5K

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RBG’s judicial collar up for auction, estimated to sell for $5K


A judicial collar that belonged to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is going up for auction to benefit a charity.

The gold collar made of glass beads will be the first of Ginsburg’s signature neckwear to be available for purchase, the Associated Press (AP) reported. 

The collar is expected to sell for between $3,000 and $5,000, according to a press release from the auction company, Bonhams.

It is among about 100 personal items from Ginsburg being sold at an online auction hosted by Bonhams, from Sept. 7 through Sept. 16.

Other items in the collection include a pair of her opera glasses, a wooden gavel and artwork that hung in her apartment in Washington, the AP reported.

Two sets of fishnet lace gloves, a white handbag, a shawl and scarves will also be sold at the auction, according to the outlet.

Proceeds from the auction will go to SOS Children’s Villages – an organization that supports vulnerable children – for the creation of The RBG Endowment Fund, according to a press release from Bonhams.

Patrice Michaels, Ginsburg’s daughter-in-law, is on the advisory board of SOS Children’s Villages, the AP reported.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's collection include a pair of her opera glasses and a wooden gavel.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collection includes a pair of her opera glasses and a wooden gavel.

Originally, the Bonhams auction was going to include two of Ginsburg’s collars. 

However, the family decided to keep the second collar – which is made of fabric and has a family motto, “It’s not sacrifice, it’s family” stitched inside – and loan it permanently to “an appropriate institution,” the AP reported.

This will be the third and final auction of items owned by Ginsburg this year, her son James Ginsburg told the AP. 

In January, Bonhams held an auction of Ginsburg’s personal library, with total sales reaching $2.3 million – 30 times more than the pre-sales estimate, the AP reported.

RBG's collar is expected to sell for between $3,000 and $5,000.
RBG’s collar is expected to sell for between $3,000 and $5,000.

In April, an auction of 150 of Ginsburg’s belongings raised more than $800,000 for the Washington National Opera, according to the AP.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Sept. 18, 2020 at the age of 87, Fox News Digital previously reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.