Those pining for a little piece of Ponzi-scheme history ponied up more than a million bucks yesterday for disgraced financier Bernie Madoff's stuff—more than doubling the $500,000 take expected. The proceeds from the 200-some items goes toward repaying Madoff's victims, reports the Wall Street Journal in a rundown of the results:
- Pair of platinum Art Deco Cartier onyx and diamond earrings went for $70,000, more than 10 times its low estimate.
- Madoff's satin Mets jacket, which had a low estimate of $500, sold online for a whopping $14,500.
- Three wooden duck decoys, valued between $53 and $80, fetched a total of $11,500.
- Madoff's 1960 Hofstra College ring, with a low estimate of $240, went for $6,000.
- A men's vintage Rolex Oyster with a low estimate of $54,000, didn't sell after failing to attract the $35,000 minimum.