We just checked in with Bonhams to find out how the sale of some historic showbiz awards fared at its auction June 14.
Up for grabs was the Tony Award won by Gertrude Berg for "A Majority of One" in 1959. (Prior to its sale, Gold Derby wrote up the statuette's history here. One of our trusty readers bought it! Congrats, Michael!)
Also on the block was the Emmy Award won by Estelle Getty as best supporting actress of 1988 for "The Golden Girls" and the Golden Globe she claimed in 1986. (Read more about those awards' histories here.)
By the way, also up for auction was the straw purse Getty used throughout the TV series. It was expected to fetch $1,000 to $1,200 but nabbed $9,150. Here is a rundown of more sale prices from the auction. All final sale prices include the buyer's premium paid to the auction house. You can read about my own personal collection of historic showbiz awards here, here and here.
Photos: Bonhams and Butterfields