Portrait of “Andy Griffith Show” actress Betty Lynn sold for $6,500 in real estate sale; See how much the rest has gone

MONT AIRY, NC (WGHP) – Buyers were willing to pay thousands of dollars to own items from the “Andy Griffith Show” actress Betty Lynn’s estate.

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The online auction ran from December 17-30. By the time it closed, some four-figure items had sold out.

The highest single bid on an item was $6,500 for a 12.5″ x 10.5″ framed illustration of Betty Lynn and Don Knotts. The drawing was signed by Henry E. Kidd and dated October 14, 2017.

Knotts played Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show”. He died in 2006.

The second highest display item was a Huntington 12 Drawer Sideboard with Marble Top that sold for $4,050.

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One of the more interesting items—a black and white recipe box containing what appeared to be handwritten recipes—sold for $2,956. It’s unclear exactly what recipes are inside the box.

The following items have also sold for over $1,000:

  • Antique wall mirror: $1550
  • Accents Beyond 8 Dresser Drawer 50″W x 19″D x 36″H: $1,500
  • 11 Angels, Some Willow Tree and Lennox: $1,410

Prices ranged wildly with the cheapest item – a foldable bed frame – selling for just $1.

Here is the full list of 118 items that were up for auction:

  • Picture of Betty Lynn and Don Knotts 12.5 x 10.5 x 1/500
  • Picture of Betty Lynn and Don Knotts 10.5″ x 10.5
  • AWARD – 2016 Tourism Excellence Award presented to Betty Lynn 10′ x 12.75
  • Recipe box and recipes
  • Remember Things Musical Jewelery Box
  • 11 Angels, Some Willow Tree and Lenox
  • Shelf clock, 18.5 . tall
  • Silver box with linux knives
  • 2 small angel pictures, Valerie candlesticks, candles
  • Rowenta steam iron
  • Mary with Baby Christ, Made in Italy, 9 x 18 inches
  • Image- St. Therese 17.5″ x 21.5
  • Photo- Carnival of Venice 13.5″ x 22
  • Mountain Scene Painting on Canvas 20.5 x 24.5 inches
  • Seth Thomas Mantel Ladies Well Scene Watch 15.5 x 25.5 inches
  • Puppy, chamber, 4 clear round glasses, frog, ireland miniatures, mugs
  • The blessing of China was made in occupied Japan
  • American Grill Pan, Server Lace Floral Temptations, 4 Vegetable Bowls
  • Green jug, 2 corel plates, pyrex plate, pyrex pie plate, rubber maid plate, stainless brackets
  • 2 mugs of motley and teapot, 4 clear glasses, 4 clear glasses, 10 wine glasses
  • Mother and Baby Nodemisericorde, Bag with Vacuum Parts, Vacuum, My Little Steamer, Rose Flower Lid Compote
  • 4 glasses of green, 8 glasses of cobalt blue wine
  • Coffee Cups, Chinese Chinese, Teleflora Gift, Two Irish Coffee Cups, Salt and Paper, E Lin Vase
  • Gold-tone edge plate, German La Pearl Rose plate, Sakura plate, Royal Kent . plates
  • Reed & Barton Stainless Temptations Sculpting Set
  • Silver plate from Camellia, M. Rogers, Roast Pork Rack, Reed & Barton
  • Rose painted jug, inspirado, crystal pickle plate, blue pickle plate, german and italian cut
  • Turkey server, round server, server with handle
  • 4 Meadow Butterfly Dishes, Hand-painted Triple Bowl Needed Handle Repair, 2 Kettles, 2 Clear Cups, Bleaching Sugar
  • Theodor Haviland serving plate, Japanese plate, 4 butterfly cups, German jug and sugar bowl
  • Chef Hamilton Beach Blender Openable Bistro
  • 14 noritake plates, 6 salad plates, 16 bread plates
  • 6 Haviland France plates, bowl, stock pot, cup, saucers
  • 7 Royal Kent Plates, 5 Bread Plates, 8 Cups, Jug, Plate
  • 3 tempting dishes
  • Sheffield Gold Cups 12 Cups Royal Kent Coffee Pot
  • Chinese Blueberry Made in Occupied Japan, 12 cups, saucepan and lid
  • Crochet pieces
  • mirror, brush, comb
  • Keurig K cup and coffee
  • Cardinals bag, glasses, angel, clock, AM / FM radio
  • Pineapple base lamp – 21 . tall
  • Belek lamp 22 tall
  • Sailboat scene placemats
  • Forest Drawing – Art & Frame Enterprises, Panorama City, CA 19″ x 23″
  • Grandma Betty Lynn Wide Wooden Frame Picture 20 x 24 inches
  • Betty Lynn Grandfather’s Large Wooden Frame Picture 20 x 24 inches
  • 57″ long and 20″ wide wall mirror
  • Seth Thomas Mantel Watch – Dog Scene 15.5 x 25 inches
  • hanger box
  • Temptations Four 14 oz. cups, four 12 oz. Cups, dessert cups, serving pieces, salad bowls, baking dishes, bowls
  • Mido Butterfly Creamer, sugar, 4 cups, 4 plates, teapot, 4 dessert bowls
  • Jewelry Storage & Saatchi Bag Sets
  • 6 Categories Crystal, Surefit Chair Cover, Trash Can, Tripp-Lite, Pet Blanket, Bowl
  • Large clothes box on large hangers and XL
  • Large clothes box on large hangers and XL
  • Large clothes box on large hangers and XL
  • Large clothes box on large hangers and XL
  • Large clothes box on large hangers and XL
  • spider web chair

To see sale prices for all items from a Betty Lynn estate auction, visit the Rogers Auction Group website.

Lynn died after a short illness in October at the age of 95.

Elizabeth Ann Teresa Lynn was born on August 29, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri.

At the time of her death, she was living in Mount Airy.

Lynn’s character on “The Andy Griffith Show” was Barney Fife’s friend.

She was in 26 episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show”, which aired between 1961 and 1966 and spanned the show’s first six seasons.


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