Wallis Simpson's jewels sell at London auction


LONDON -- Sotheby's says jewels and precious possessions once belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor have fetched 620,125 pounds ($1.01 million) in a London auction.

One highlight from the sale of items regarding Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson was a sapphire and diamond Cartier bracelet which sold for 230,500 pounds -- beating a top-end estimate it would fetch 180,000 pounds.

Cigarette cases given to Edward by his mother, Queen Mary, sold for 5,000 pounds.

Edward abdicated in 1936 so he could marry Simpson, an American. He died in 1972. She died in 1986.

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