Betty White memorabilia public sale rakes in $4 million – rather more than anticipated

A 3-day public sale of Betty White’s private belongings memorabilia raised $4 million – exceeding the public sale’s unique estimate of $400,000 to $600,00. 

Thousands of bidders attended the public sale, both stay in Beverly Hills or on-line, the place 1,600 items have been on the market. The top-selling merchandise was White’s director’s chair from “The Golden Girls” set, which went for $76,800 – a whopping 76 instances its unique estimate.

White’s director’s chair from “The Golden Girls” set was the top-selling merchandise on the public sale – going for $76,800.

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White, who died in 2021 on the age of 99, starred in “The Golden Girls” from 1985 to 1992. Other items of present memorabilia have been additionally among the many top-selling instances on the public sale, which was run by Julien’s Auctions. Teleplays – or scripts – for the pilot and last episodes of the present, which have been signed by the forged, bought for $57,600 and $51,200.

A lavender costume she wore on the present in 1986 bought for $32,000 – 54 instances its unique estimate. More of White’s scripts and wardrobe from the present have been additionally bought. 

A costume White wore to the 1987 American Comedy Awards bought for $7,500 – it is estimated worth was $800 to $1,200.

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A sapphire and diamond ring White wore on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” bought for $32,000 – 35 instances its unique estimate. And the marriage ring she wore all through her marriage to Allen Ludden bought for $25,600.

Aside from being a beloved comedic actress, White was additionally recognized for her love of animals. Fittingly, a portray of a King Charles spaniel by Sir Henry Edwin Landseer, referred to as “Waiting For His Master,” bought for $22,400. Several different animal-themed artwork items have been additionally bought. 

Some of her different residence decor was additionally auctioned off – as was the brilliant yellow entrance door to her residence in Brentwood, which was bought for $10,000. 

The vibrant yellow entrance door to her residence in Brentwood, which was bought for $10,000. 

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Her awards have been additionally bought, together with a framed plaque of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which bought for $16,000. Her 1988 James Herriot Award, introduced to her by the Humane Society, introduced in $11,520.

“You could be hard-pressed to seek out a person as iconic and well-loved as Betty White, whose affect is completely multi-generational,” mentioned Martin Nolan, govt director of Julien’s Auctions. “This public sale represented a group in contrast to something we’ve got ever seen earlier than which introduced in record-breaking outcomes and 1000’s of Betty’s most loyal followers from everywhere in the world who participated.”

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