A catalog of items once owned by infamous former White House intern Monica Lewinsky is being sold off by a private fine autographs and memorabilia outlet.
Nate D. Sanders Auctions recently released a description of the 32-item collection, which was submitted by Lewinsky’s one-time lover Andy Bleiler to special prosecutor Kenneth Starr during Starr's investigation of the former White House intern’s sexual relationship with former President Bill Clinton.
Items up for auction include a personally owned black negligee, a Bill Clinton-typed letter signed on White House stationary, addressed to Mr. Bleiler per Lewinsky's request, and a handful of official White House-issued items.
Andy Bleiler’s sexual relationship became public knowledge amid the probe that led to former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment by the House of Representatives on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. Clinton was later acquitted by the U.S. Senate.
Bleiler, Lewinsky's former high school drama instructor, told reporters in 1998 that he had a long-running affair with the White House intern that began in 1992 during her college years in Portland, Ore., and continued throughout much of the time she had an intimate relationship with Clinton.
The lot, which excludes Lewinsky's infamous "blue dress," is expected to bring between $25,000 and $50,000 when bidding concludes Thursday.
Lewinsky, 39, has for the most part stayed out of the public eye after making regular appearances in tabloid headlines and being the butt of late-night talk show jokes throughout the late 1990s.
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