Betty White’s Personal Items Including Hollywood Star Go Up For Auction Months After Passing

by Leanne Stahulak
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This coming September, personal items that once belonged to the legendary TV and film actress and comedienne Betty White will go up for auction. White tragically died on Dec. 31, 2021, at the age of 99. She was weeks away from her 100th birthday on Jan. 17.

The auction will be held from Sept. 23-25 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California. According to Fox 59, the collection contains over 1,500 items, which will be part of a traveling exhibit in the coming months. The exhibit plans to make stops in the U.S., Chile, and Ireland.

The collection contains several personal items from Betty White, including clothing, jewelry, scripts, set memorabilia, paintings, and more. You can see some of the items up close in the video from Reuters below.

According to Martin Nolan, the executive director of Julien’s Auctions, “This is an auction representing an incredible life and career. It’s a lifestyle auction. All these items came from her home in Brentwood or her residence in Carmel in northern California, where she lived with her husband Allen Ludden.”

One of the items included in the auction happens to be Betty White’s wedding band, from her marriage to Ludden. You can also see lots of “The Golden Girls” memorabilia including a director’s chair, the pilot episode script, and even a script signed by the cast. Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur, and Estelle Getty all signed it.

Another key item was a small replica of her Walk of Fame star. Betty White was one of the first people to ever receive a Hollywood Star back in 1960. She also received a replica of it, which is what goes up for auction this September.

Important Betty White Personal Items Included in Upcoming Auction

But per The New York Post, the most personal item in the collection is a watch from Betty White’s mother. Nolan describes it as a “14-carat gold watch that was gifted to Betty Dec. 25, 1940 with the initials T.C.W. which, of course, is Tess White, Betty’s mom.” The watch looks stunning in the video above, and it clearly meant to a great deal to Betty White.

So did her collection of animal paintings. Betty White was a huge lover and supporter of animal and various animal charities. She collected paintings done both of and by various pets over the years.

“Pets were her thing. She said that she liked to keep her job in show business so that she could support her business with animals,” Nolan said of the paintings. You can also see some animal-themed items like a jewel-studded handbag in the shape of a dog. Or a picture of White with a tiger.

In total, Nolan values the whole collection at $1 million to $2 million.

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