Items from Gerald and Betty Ford sold at auction

12/12/2012

DALLAS (AP) - Items that belonged to President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford have sold at auction for about $132,000.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said that the late president's golf clubs were the top earner at the Tuesday auction of about 50 items. The clubs - in a bag bearing the late president's name, two American flags and the presidential seal - sold for about $26,290.

A hooked rug with the presidential seal went for about $13,145. A Halston gown of Betty Ford's sold for about $7,768

The items were offered up by the Ford family to raise money to fund construction of a new student learning center at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Gerald Ford died in 2006. Betty Ford died last year.


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