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Bow-Wow! Duke of Windsor’s Dog Collars Will Be Sold for $3,000
By Linda Sandler
Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) — Dog collars once worn by pugs belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will be part of a lot expected to sell at auction for as much as $3,000 next month in New York at Bonhams.
The sale will coincide with the Westminster Kennel Club’s 132nd Annual All-Breed Dog Show, Feb. 11-12.
The five leather collars, one with a tag inscribed, “I belong to the Duke of Windsor,” are among about 100 dog collars being sold by a person whom Bonhams declined to name.
The Windsor collars were sold 10 years ago by Mohamed Al- Fayed, who owns the Fulham Football Club in the U.K. and Harrods Department Store in London. He sold them in 1998 through Sotheby’s with other possessions of the Windsors that he acquired when he bought their house in Paris, according to Sotheby’s. His sale of the Windsors’ property took in $23.4 million.