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Oprah's Yard Sale Pulls In $600,000

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It was the yard sale to end all yard sales. Fans eager to own a piece of Oprah Winfrey's personal stash of antiques, furniture, knick knacks and regular old junk went wild during an auction of the media mogul's belongings on Nov. 2."I've been accumulating things since 1985," Oprah told "Entertainment Tonight." "It's just too much stuff."The items -- which included lamps, magazine covers, couches, artwork and much more all came from O's Montecito, Calif., mansion as well as her homes in Hawaii, Illinois and Indiana. "I'm trying not to be attached to things," Oprah told "ET," "but it's hard."The auction took place at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif., but online bidders drove some prices up -- way up. The Los Angeles Times reports that a pair of simple crystal lamp bases -- they didn't even have shades -- estimated at $200 to $400 went for a whopping $2,500, while a painting estimated at $300 to $500 sold for $6,000. The biggest purchase of the day was a set of six 18th century Louis XVI armchairs that went for a whopping $60,000.Proceeds from the sale will go to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.Click on for more photos of Oprah in all her glory...
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