Servants’ Uniforms, Dog Books, and ‘Unusual Boxes’: The Highlights of Brooke Astor’s Multimillion Dollar Estate Auction [The Rich]

Earlier this week, Sotheby’s auctioned off nearly 1,000 items from the estate of socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor (she of the famously monstrous son). Because rich people’s used items are worth even more than other rich people think they are, the sale pulled in millions more than expected—almost twice as much, in fact—for a grand total of $18.8M. Now that the auctioneer’s gavel has dropped, let’s all gawp in astonishment at how much rich people are willing to pay for some truly weird second-hand junk: More »

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