Love letters written by a 17-year-old Elizabeth Taylor have sold for $47,000 at an RR Auction online sale.
The collection of more than 60 letters written by Taylor to William Pawley, her first of many fiancés, were valued at $25,000 prior to the movie star's death in March.
"I've never known this kind of love before, it's so perfect and complete - and mature," Taylor wrote in May 1949.
"I've never loved anyone in my life before one third as much as I love you - and I never will (well, as far as that goes - I'll never love anyone else - period)," she added.
Bobby Livingston, RR Auction's vice president of sales and marketing, told USA Today: "The world recognised and embraced Taylor and her legacy through this beautiful, untold story."
The couple broke off their engagement after just a year. Taylor went on to marry Conrad Hilton in 1950, her first of seven husbands.
A letter written by her former husband Richard Burton, three days before he died in 1984, is believed to have been buried with Taylor in Glendale, California in March.
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