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Bette Auction Takes In Over $500,000.00. Our BLB Accountant Ron Was Right!

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Julien’s “The Collection of Bette Midler” auction totals over $500,000
November 16th, 2011 at 4:42 pm –

Julien’s Auctions held their “The Collection of Bette Midler” auction this past weekend and Miss Midler’s auction items were a hit with her many fans.

The auction consisting of 307 lots, featured items from Miss Midler’s life and career and included a dress created by Bob De Mora (Est: $1,000 ~ $1,500), was featured on the cover of the 1998 album, Bathhouse Betty and was also used in video & photo shoots, as well as worn by Miss Midler at several live performances. This dress, Lot #187, sold for an impressive $20,480 with BP.

Other highlights of the auction included:

Lot #144: Cher Dress Designed by Bob Mackie: Est:$1000~$1500, Sold for $10,240

Lot #219: Bette Midler Fancy Yellow and Diamond Ring: Est: $4,000~$6,000, Sold for $12,800

Lot #238: Bette Midler Patek Philippe Wristwatch: Est: $7,000~$9,000, Sold for $32,000

Lot#251: Bette Midler Crystal Platform Shoes: Est: $500~$700, Sold for $10,000

Lot #187: Bette Midler Album Cover Dress

The auction total was $515,936.25 which included buyers premium (BP).

A portion of the proceeds from the auction benefited the non-profit organization Bette Midler founded “New York Restoration Project” (NYRP), a non-profit organization she created in 1995, which assists in protecting and preserving New York City’s public spaces and parks.. More information about the organization can be found at
Auction catalog cover & Lot#187 photo ©Julien’s Auctions.

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5 thoughts on “Bette Auction Takes In Over $500,000.00. Our BLB Accountant Ron Was Right!

  1. Guys, only a portion of this auction’s money is going to NYRP. At least that’s what was written on the text above.

  2. Marcos, always the one to point out what’s wrong… It’s an amazing feat and it way outperformed all expectations! Be happy for Miss M for once!!

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