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Lincoln Foundation Marilyn Monroe dress sells for $50,000

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is unusual in possession of a black dress once belonging to movie star Marilyn Monroe is at the end if it is sold on the weekend for $50,000.

The dress was made between the different items that the Springfield, Illinois, the foundation put up for auction in Las Vegas. Darren Julien of Julien’s Auctions, tells The Chicago Tribune that the dress sold for in the neighborhood of the estimated price. Seven photos of Monroe sold for between $1,000 and $3,000 per. Bids for the bust of the poet Carl Sandburg do not reach the foundation minimum.

The money will help repay $10 million to the foundation payable in 2007 as a loan for the purchase of a collection, which is also the Monroe items, together with others, apparently belonging to Lincoln, such as a hat, with blood-stained gloves and a 1824 book.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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