Christie’s To Auction Over 300 James Brown Possessions

More than 300 of James Brown’s belongings including his infamous black cape and 1986 Grammy Award for “Living In America” are set to be auctioned off this Thursday, July 17th. According to CBS, Brown’s belongings are expected to fetch $1 million at the auction which will take place at Christie’s auction house in New York. Brown’s furniture, platinum records, handwritten lyrics, and other odds and ends once owned by the icon will go under the hammer to the highest bidder where the least expensive item will start at $300. Christie’s auction house which has previously auctioned items from John Lennon’s estate is confident about the upcoming auction despite a legal battle between trustees of his estate and two of Brown’s former business partners. The latter of the two requested an emergency stay of the sale last week but according to the New York Daily News organizers are confident that the sale will proceed as planned. Brown’s Yamaha baby grand piano from his South Carolina home, encrypted with the words “Godfather of Soul”is also set to be auctioned. The soul legend died a year and a half ago at the age 73.


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