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Robin Williams' personal art, memorabilia sells for $6M in auction

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Daniel Uria
Sotheby's The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams
Works of art, watches, awards and other personal items are on display at a public exhibition of "Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams" at Sotheby's in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Hundreds of items belonging to late actor Robin Williams and his ex-wife, Marsha Garces, were auctioned in New York City on Thursday.

The exhibit titled "Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams." featured more than 300 items which sold for a total of $6,088,250, according to the New York branch of art dealer Sotheby's.

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Adolf W├Âlfli's Der San Salvathor was the highest-selling item, fetching four times its estimated price at $795,000. The next highest-selling item was a Banksy painting titled Happy Choppers, which sold for $735,000.

The auction featured 40 wristwatches from Williams' personal collection, including a white gold Franck Muller which sold for $52,500 and a Hamilton gold plated wristwatch worn by Williams in the film Dead Poets Society which sold for $32,500.

A Hook-themed pinball machine that was gifted to Williams by director Steven Spielberg sold for $20,000 and a prop sword from the film sold for $17,500.

Williams' Golden Globe awards for Good Morning, Vietnam ($27,500), Mrs. Doubtfire ($18,750), Mork and Mindy ($17,500) and The Fisher King ($11,250) were sold at the auction, along with his Hollywood Walk of Fame award, which sold for $11,875.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit Human Rights Watch, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Challenged Athletes Foundation, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project and a scholarship to The Juilliard School in New York.

Williams died Aug. 11, 2014, at age 63.

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