Thursday, April 12, 2012
Items accumulated by a woman who led a fascinating life among the rich and famous before dying as a pauper in northwest Kansas will go up for auction this weekend.
Barbara Bishop spent time with movie stars, once dated Johnny Carson and spent an inherited fortune on expensive items and homes.
The Salina Journal reports she died last November at the age of 85 as a pauper in Winona, a town of about 160 people.
The third and final of a series of Barbara Bishop estate auctions will be held this weekend in Colby.
More than 1,000 pieces of jewelry, 34 cashmere, mink and other fur coats, bulk silver and gold and other antiques will be auctioned.