RBG’s forensic collar up for auction, estimated at $5,000


A judicial necklace that belonged to the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being auctioned off to benefit charity.

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

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

It is one of around 100 Ginsburg’s personal items sold at an online auction hosted by Bonhams from September 7-16.

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

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

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

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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collection includes a pair of binoculars and a wooden gavel.

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

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

This will be the third and final auction of Ginsburg-owned items this year, his 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-sale estimate, the AP reported.

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

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

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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