Oprah Winfrey benefit auctionPosted: Updated:
CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Let's face it, we all love garage sales and good deals, but when it's a famous, wealthy person with goods for sale, that's another story.
Oprah Winfrey is having a "yard sale" this weekend, California style, in other words, an auction.
It's taking place at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club.
Apparently it's time to declutter her several homes across the country.
Thousands of bidders are expected on Saturday trying to buy hundreds of items including, artwork, signed photos, a 19th century French chandelier, 18th century Louis XVI furniture including chairs, sofas and cabinets.
There are even electric scooters Oprah has never used.
Some of the items will likely start in the $100's of and some of the high end furniture pieces in the $20,000 to $40,000 and range.
Money from the auction will go to Oprah's charities.
[Offering antiques, contemporary furnishings, and fine art from Oprah Winfrey's residences in Indiana, Hawaii, Chicago, and Santa Barbara, as well as items from the “La Quinta” estate and from various properties of Bob Greene. Proceeds from the sale of all lots belonging to Oprah Winfrey will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund. The fund is dedicated to helping graduates of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls — South Africa attend colleges and universities around the world.]
Scott Pasmore and Photographer James Apalategui took Pasmore's plane to Santa Barbara to get an up close look at the Oprah auction.