Michael Jackson Auction Raises Nearly $1m
Furnishings from the house where Jackson died make nearly $1m...
The contents of the house where Michael Jackson died have sold for nearly $1 million at a Beverly Hills auction.
Furnishings from the Carolwood Drive mansion, where the singer lived as he prepared for the This Is It concerts in London, went under the hammer at Julien's and the total raised is said to be nearly triple the company's pre-auction estimate.
Among the items snapped up by fans and collectors were a kitchen chalkboard on which Jackson's children had written "I love daddy" which sold for $5,000, and an armoire with a mirror on which the King of Pop had written himself a message, which fetched $25,750.
Furniture, artwork and various miscellaneous items also sold at the auction, which was organised by the owners of the six-bedroom rented property.
The headboard from the bed where Jackson died was removed at the family's request but the rug from beneath the bed made $15,360.
Julien's Auctions, which sold the Thriller jacket for $1.8 million earlier this year, recreated the property inside the showroom and encouraged fans to place their tributes to Michael in the space where the bed would have been.
Julien, owner of the auction house, promised the tribute items left by fans would be delivered to Michael's children and his mother Katherine.