London, Mar 1: A collection of 15 Oscar statues were sold for more than 3 million dollars at an auction in Los Angeles, just two days after the Academy Awards.
The iconic gold trophies went under the hammer despite members of the Academy protesting against the sale.
Normally, winners are banned from selling their awards, but these prizes were handed out before that rule came into place, in 1950, the BBC reported.
The highest bid in the online auction went to Herman Mankiewicz's Oscar, which he won in 1941 for the screenplay to 'Citizen. »
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