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Saturday 23 February 2019

Tap shoes among Shirley Temple items auctioned for over £1m

Shirley Temple was a child star
Shirley Temple was a child star

Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to child film star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for 20,000 US dollars (£15,870).

A diamond ring given to the child, who sang and danced her way into moviegoers' hearts, by her father fetched 137,500 dollars (£109,102), said Heritage Auctions.

The two-day auction of jewellery, outfits, awards and other keepsakes brought in more than 1.6 million dollars (£1.27 million) for the family of Temple, who was known in her private life as Shirley Temple Black.

She died in 2014 aged 85.

A diamond brooch worn by both Temple and her mother sold for 250,000 dollars (£198,361).

A small, red tambourine used by Temple's mother to teach her rhythm for dancing sold for 2,500 dollars (£1,983).


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