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Special ''Award of Merit'' presented to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz from The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1953, at the height of their ultra-popular sitcom, ''I Love Lucy.'' The award -- presented for extraordinary achievement beyond the standard Emmy -- is in the shape of a shield, and consists of an engraved brass sheet mounted on a wooden plaque. The inscription reads in full, ''The Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences / Takes Pleasure In Presenting / This Award Of Merit To LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ / For Their Outstanding Contributions Toward The Advancement Of Television / In The Field Of Entertainment. / Hollywood, Calif. / June 23, 1953''. Accompanied by a COA from Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who inherited the beloved possession from her mother's estate. Award measures 9'' x 7''. Some minor all round scuffing and glue residue on the back, otherwise in very good condition.
''I Love Lucy'' 1953 Special Award From The Academy of TV Arts & Sciences -- Personally Owned by Lucille Ball, From Her Estate
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $8,908
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
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