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More Madoff Jewelry, Antiques to Hit the Auction Block

Slippers, diamond rings and pianos, oh my!



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    Bernie Madoff's last name bears a stigma, obviously.

    More than 400 of Bernard Madoff's possessions are heading for the auction block in New York City.

    The U.S. Marshals Service will be selling the disgraced financier's personal items during a live and online auction on Nov. 13 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in Manhattan. The agency seized his property and assets after his massive Ponzi scheme was exposed. All proceeds will benefit Madoff's wronged investors.

    "A diamond ring, grand piano, and personalized items are just a few of the lots that will be put up on the auction block," said Joseph R. Guccione, U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of New York. "These pieces are the last of what once occupied the homes and lives of Bernard and Ruth Madoff's residences in New York City and Montauk, N.Y."

    For a different kind of comfort, you can bid for Bernie's gold embroidered slippers with his monogram "BLM."

    Last year, an auction of hundreds of other Madoff items brought $1 million.

    Madoff is serving 150 years in prison.

    Items to be sold can be previewed at or