Rob Ford crack tie makes $16,000 in eBay auction

A tie worn by former Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the press conference where he admitted smoking crack has sold for $16,100 in an eBay sale.

The charity auction closed on March 4.

Rob Ford crack
Last year Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack last year

Ford is one of the more unusual political figures of recent times, having been caught up in various drugs scandals throughout his mayoral career.

In 2013, rumours of a video of the mayor smoking crack began to circulate, although it ultimately failed to emerge. A second video was released last year.

Ford put up a selection of memorabilia for auction, including a "Keep Calm and Carry On" sign that made $1,600.

Mike Rice, a specialist in Canadian political memorabilia, told the National Post: "Everyone wants a piece of it while it's hot, and in three, four years, people are going to be saying 'Rob Who?' ���that's my feeling.

"I would not recommend anybody putting money into it, I'll put it that way."

These sentiments were echoed by Joe Lamothe of Celebrity Authentics, who told the publication: "What is popular today may not always prove popular a week, month or years from now.

"While Rob Ford memorabilia may always be of interest and of value to some, time will likely soften the market interest and demand resulting in a lesser value for his memorabilia."

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