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2013-10-21 16:00

Los Angeles - Oprah Winfrey is auctioning off a slew of personal items for charity.

The legendary talk show host is hoping to raise funds for her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund - which benefits graduates of her school for girls in Africa as they try to get into universities around the world - by selling collectables from her homes from all over the United States, including residences in Chicago, California, Indiana and Hawaii.

Among the items up for auction are poster prints from her hit 1985 film The Color Purple, which the 59-year-old star has autographed, electric bikes, several paintings, a children's doll and even a British-inspired post box.

Oprah is also auctioning off numerous home furnishings such as glamorous chandeliers, a marble bathtub, and a side table which is thought to be from the late 18th Century or early 19th Century.

The items will be sold by Karminski auction house on 2 November.

It was recently reported that Oprah has reached out to troubled basketball player Lamar Odom and offered to help him get his life back on track amidst rumours his marriage to Khloe Kardashian Odom is on the rocks and allegations of a cocaine addiction.

Oprah previously took troubled actress Lindsay Lohan under her wing upon her release from court-ordered rehab in August.

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