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Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield sell items in estate sale

In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Kenny Lindsay, owner/auctioneer of Kenny Lindsay's American Eagle Auctions and Appraisals Co., holds an original cast and crew photo from the production of the television show, "Little House on the Prairie," in Genoa Township, Mich. The photo sold for $1200 to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum from the estate of Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus via AP)

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield.

The Livingston Daily Press & Argus reports that American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company’s online estate auction held this month included a red wedding dress, signed memorabilia and awards Gilbert received.

Auction house owner Kenny Lindsay says interest in the sale exceeded expectations. The online auction catalogue received about 58,000 views.

Redford resident Stacy Luoma was one of the bidders. The 45-year-old took home a nightgown, dresser, quilts and boots. Luoma says she grew up watching Gilbert, who is one of her favourite actresses.

Gilbert and Busfield had been living in Livingston County since 2013, but relocated this year to New York City.


Information from: Livingston Daily Press & Argus, http://www.livingstondaily.com

The Associated Press