An Oscar presented to art director Joseph C Wright for his work on My Gal Sal (1942) sold for $79,200 at Briarbrook Auctions in Rhode Island.
The lot exceeded an estimate of $30,000 by 164%.
The awards are a popular area of movie memorabilia, regularly achieving significant sums at auction.
This April an Oscar presented to cinematographer Gregg Toland for his work on Wuthering Heights (1939) made $155,000 at Nate D Sanders.
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