Robin Williams' Golden Globes and 'Dead Poets' watch up for auction

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Some of Robin Williams' personal items are up for auction and have gone on display in Los Angeles.
A promotional photo for the HBO documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. PHOTO: HBO

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Four Golden Globe awards won by Robin Williams are going up for auction next month, along with the late actor's collection of movie props, watches, toys and art.

A prop dagger that the comedian used on the set of his 1991 movie Hook, and battery-powered T-shirt that he wore to the 2000 Academy Awards for a performance of Blame Canada, are also included in the sale at Sotheby's in New York on Oct 4.

"We're incredibly excited about the watch that Robin Williams wore during Dead Poets Society," Nina del Rio, Sotheby's vice-chairman, told Reuters Television at a public exhibition ahead of the sale.

The gold-plated Hamilton wristwatch, engraved on the back after filming in 1988, is expected to fetch up to US$2,000 (S$2,700).

The items, including works by modern artists Banksy and Shephard Fairey, were collected by Williams and his second wife Marsha Garces Williams over 20 years.

Williams died by suicide in 2014 at age 63.

The auction includes the actor's Golden Globe statuettes for Good Morning Vietnam (with an estimate of US$15,000-20,000) Mrs Doubtfire, Mork & Mindy and The Fisher King.

Sotheby's expects the 300-item sale to raise about US$3 million, a portion of which will go to organisations the couple supported including Human Rights Watch and the Wounded Warrior project.

"We're expecting and hoping that so many fans of Robin Williams will participate in this sale. There's really a price point for everyone," del Rio said.

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