Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Ruth Bader Ginsburgs collar smashes auction estimates

You may recall the other week when we told you about the Ruth Bader Ginsberg auction being held at Bonhams in New York City.

Of all the items offered, it was one of Ruth’s signature collars that caught the eye of most browsing the catalog.  The auction house had estimated it would sell for around $3 – 5,000! I mean come on. Even I can afford that.

Well as expected, the price was shattered by bidders and the final bid was for a lofty $176,775.

The piece was part of a collection of about 75 items of Ginsburg’s that were sold to benefit charity. In total, bidders paid nearly $517,000 for items in the online auction which ended Friday. Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the liberal icon’s death at 87.