The Kate Estate Goes on the Block

It's a "bidder-sweet" ending for some of Katharine Hepburn's (search) most prized possessions.

The legendary star's jewelry, clothing, paintings, furniture and movie memorabilia will be auctioned off by her estate at Sotheby's (search) in June.

The intimate collection also features a lock of the movie queen's baby hair, the wedding dress from her short marriage, and rare items connected to lovers Spencer Tracy (search) and Howard Hughes.

It's valued at more than $1 million and is sure to draw fans of the four-time Oscar winner from all over the world.

"Hepburn's iconic status as one of Hollywood's most important actors is only matched by her zest for life at its fullest," said Leila Dunbar, director of Sotheby's collectibles.

The hundreds of objects come from Hepburn's former townhouse on East 49th Street in New York City, and homes she owned in Connecticut and Los Angeles.

The beloved star, who won four Oscars, for "Morning Glory," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," (search) "The Lion in Winter" and "On Golden Pond," (search) died last June at the age of 96.

The auction will be held June 10 and 11, with a pre-sale exhibition from June 3 to 9.

The knockout piece is a stunning art deco platinum, diamond and sapphire brooch given to her by Hughes that's expected to sell for $15,000 to $20,000.

A carved wooden swan she gave to Tracy that hung over his desk and, after his death, in her New York home is another highlight, valued at $3,000 to $5,000.

While it wasn't a well-known fact, Hepburn was a talented painter, and more than 100 of her own paintings and sketches, which have never been seen before in public, will be up for grabs for $1,000 and up.

A small bronze bust of Tracy, sculpted by Hepburn and featured in their 1967 flick "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," is valued at $3,000 to $5,000.

Other items include: a lock of her baby hair (valued at $800 to $1,200), and the crushed white velvet dress she wore for her 1928 wedding to Ludlow Ogden Smith ($2,500 to $3,500).

In addition, there's an autographed photo of Hepburn from "The African Queen" ($800 to $1,200), and one of her co-star Humphrey Bogart (search) ($1,000 to $1,500).

Hepburn was an avid traveler, and that will be reflected by her passports, address books and Louis Vuitton luggage for sale for $1,500 and up.