Thursday, September 29, 2005

Shirley Bassey: The Auction for the Diva' Divan

From the BBC:

Furniture and art from the Monaco apartment of diva Dame Shirley Bassey have been sold for £62,000 at auction in London. The 18 lots went under the hammer at Sotheby's on Wednesday, with only two lots failing to sell. Among the highlights was a faux leopard-skin Louis XVI style salon suite which sold for £3,300. The singer decided to sell the items as she plans to redecorate her apartment, her manager Beaudoin Mills said.
Let this be a lesson to you: If you want to make money at auction, don't sell handwritten lyrics by John Lennon, sell Shirley Bassey's furniture. And speaking of which, how much do you want to bet that her furniture was bought by the same guy who bought Freddie Mercury's catsuit?

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