Michael Jackson’s Estate Items Raise Nearly One Million Dollars
Pre-auction estimates from the company were said to be around $200,000 to $400,000, but fans of the late King of Pop paid a pretty penny to get their hands on some of the furniture that was in the home he rented in California up until his death in June of 2009.
Among the items sold were a kitchen chalkboard where one of Jackson's children wrote "I love daddy" that pulled in $5,000 and a mirrored armoire that Jackson scrawled the message: "Train perfection March April May. Full Out" raked in an amazing $25,750.
While Jackson's death bed was not on the auction block per his family's request, the rug that laid beneath the bed where his lifeless body was found sold for $15,360.
"Michael Jackson has the greatest fans in the world. I can see why he lived for them," says Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions. "They came out every day this week to bring gifts. It's unlike anything we've ever seen as it relates to a celebrity and their fans."
In the past, Julien's Auctions has helped other famous faces with auctions including Cher, Barbra Streisand, William Shatner and Slash.