NPR logo For Sale: Bernie Madoff's Slippers


For Sale: Bernie Madoff's Slippers

The feds are auctioning off another round of Bernie Madoff's stuff.

Among the 400 items up for bid:

Slippers: [1 pair] Black velveteen slippers, size 8½, red quilted lining, "BLM" embroidered with gold thread.

Bernie Madoff's Slippers
U.S. Marshals

The stuff comes from the Madoffs' homes in New York City and Montauk, out on Long Island. The homes themselves sold for $18 million, the WSJ notes.

Also for up for bid:

One ladies diamond engagement ring consisting of: one emerald cut diamond weighing 10.54 cts. Diamond is VS2 in clarity, F in color. Diamond is of extremely fine proportions with GIA certificate # 8376741. Diamond is set in a platinum hand-made mounting with two baguette diamonds on each side, total weight .90 cts. Baguettes are VS in clarity F in color.

Madoff Ring
U.S. Marshals

There's also a bull statue and a nice looking desk, though the feds don't provide the details on those:

U.S. Marshals
U.S. Marshals

An auction of Madoff gear last year brought in $900,000 — nearly twice what was expected. Somebody paid $14,500 for a satin Mets jacket with "Madoff" written across the back.

The money from the auctions goes into the fund for people who got ripped off by Madoff.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.