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The James Brown Collection Auction at Christie’s July 17th

Posted by jhochstat on July 1, 2008

In case you were not aware, Christie’s Auction House is auctioning off 329 pieces of James Brown memorabilia on Thursday, July 17th.  You can find all of the items up for bid at the auction on the Christie’s Website.

Here is their description of the auction:

Christie’s Iconic Collections will present the James Brown Collection on 17 July. Encompassing the entertainer’s legendary life and historic career, this sale offers the rare opportunity to acquire personal effects of this titan of the 20th century. Nearly 350 lots will be offered in the sale of personal and stage clothing, musical instruments, jewellery, awards and ephemera, as well as furniture and décor from his home.

My favorite items?

A collection of sunglasses – Comprising several sunglasses and reading glasses worn by James Brown
Estimate: $2,000-3,000

Blue cape – A blue satin cape with Thy Name is the Godfather of Soul in rhinestone, sequin, and metallic embellishments Estimate: $15,000-20,000

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Award – A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Award presented to James Brown in 1986 as one of the original inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Estimate: $15,000-20,000

Don’t say you didn’t know or have a chance to bid on these items and many more items.


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