Monica Lewinsky Auction: Bill Clinton Letter, Black Negligee Up for Bidding

Celebrity News Jun. 25, 2013 AT 4:00PM
Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern when she and former President Bill Clinton had a much-talked about affair. Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern when she and former President Bill Clinton had a much-talked about affair. Credit: Getty

Well, that's one way to stroll down memory lane! Monica Lewinsky's floor-length black negligee is just one of 32 items that are being auctioned off by Nate D. Sanders Auctions this week, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based auction house announced on Monday, June 24. 

Other noteworthy memorabilia include several hand-written notes and greeting cards from the former White House intern, a letter typed on White House stationary and signed by Bill Clinton, and "three sealed and slightly crushed boxes of presidential M&Ms."

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The items are part of a collection that was submitted by Lewinsky's former lover Andy Bleiler to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr during his investigation into the Clinton-Lewinsky affair in the late 90s, auction manager Laura Yntema told NBC News.

Monica Lewinsky's personal belongings -- including a floor-length black negligee and handwritten notes -- are being auctioned off by the Nate D. Sanders auction house.
Monica Lewinsky's personal belongings -- including a floor-length black negligee and handwritten notes -- are being auctioned off by the Nate D. Sanders auction house.
Credit: Nate D. Sanders Auctions

According to the auction website, the items were sent to the Bleiler family after the case closed, and now Bleiler's ex-wife Kate Nason has decided to put the items up for auction.

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During Starr's investigation, it was revealed that Lewinsky and Bleiler, who was her former high school teacher, had engaged in a five-year affair. The letter in the auction lot is a letter to Bleiler that Clinton wrote and signed at Lewinsky's request. 

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Yntema told NBC News that she expects the items to go for anywhere between $25,000 and $50,000. At present, there are three bids on the items for a total of $3,025.

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