This is truly unreal!!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/nov/15/bernard-madoff-auction-sheraton But those in the hall, plus 1,000 online bidders joining the auction through cyberspace, seemed to see value in the most mundane bric-a-brac. A lot comprising a fishing tackle box and a boogie board marked "Madoff" in black pen fetched $1,000. And three polo shirts bearing the name of Madoff's yacht, Bull, were snapped up for $1,300. A life belt from Madoff's vessel was sold for $7,500 to Dave Goodboy, a hedge fund manager, who told the New York Times: "It's like having something off the Titanic." And a buyer paid $2,000 for a wooden sign, obscurely marked BLM 216. The sign, it seems, once stood outside the Madoff family's beachside retreat on Long Island â at 216 Old Montauk Highway.