Winfrey and her exercise adviser, Bob Greene, took in more money than they expected when they auctioned off 584 items at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria Saturday, the newspaper said.
A pair of crystal lamp bases without shades estimated to be worth $200 to $400 sold for $2,500, and a $300 to $500 painting went for $6,000, the Times said.
Enthusiastic Internet bidders caused the auction to proceed at a slower-than-expected clip, and after the first 2 hours, only 55 of the items had been auctioned off, the newspaper said.
All of Winfrey's items had been sold by 6:16 p.m., but the auction proceeded with Greene's donations. At that point, the auction had already brought in $600,000 for Winfrey's charity.
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