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Lewinsky negligee, other 'evidence' in Clinton case, to be auctioned

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Bill Clinton

It's not her famous blue dress, but a box-load of other mementos and clothing from Monica Lewinsky examined as potential evidence in Kenneth Starr's case against former President Clinton--including a black negligee--are hitting the auction block.

Lot #375 of the online auction at Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs & Memorabilia has an opening bid of $2,500 and is expected to surge between now and June 27 when the bidding concludes.

"Items owned by Monica Lewinsky, especially relating to the Clinton scandal and Ken Starr investigation are exceedingly rare," said Sanders.

He said that the 32-piece collection came from the former wife of a Lewinsky high school teacher, Andy Bleiler, who confessed to a long-term relationship with the former intern while Lewinsky was in college. It includes items Lewinsky gave the couple during the 1990s, many with ties to the White House.

In the collection are a Clinton typed letter signed on White House stationery and addressed to Bleiler per Lewinsky's request, the negligee and some White House M&Ms.

It also includes a handwritten letter from Lewinsky during the sex scandal in which she wrote, "...am I good at lying through my teeth or what..."

Sanders in a statement described the lot as "Monica Lewinsky owned items, examined as potential evidence by Kenneth Starr's team in one of the most controversial presidential scandals of the 20th century."

Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.