Ann Landers Estate Goes on Auction
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Letters, memorabilia and furniture from advice columnist Ann Landers’ estate will go on auction next month.
The items will be included in a Butterfields Auctioneers’ ``Connoisseur’s Sale of European & Asian Furniture, Decorative Arts & Paintings.″
Among Landers’ letters will be correspondence between her and former U.S. Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Kennedy, and other political figures.
Included in about 150 lots are a late 18th century George III inlaid sideboard, estimated at $8,000 to $12,000, an early 18th century George I giltwood mirror, a rare pair of Italian Neoclassical armchairs and Empire-style candelabra from the mid-1800s. Works from Landers’ art collection will also go on the block.
Landers, whose real name was Esther Lederer, died in June at age 83. Her first advice column appeared in 1955 in the Chicago Sun-Times.
The auction will take place over the Internet and in the Butterfields salesroom in San Francisco on Sunday, Nov. 24.
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