James Brown's memorable things fetched $857 562 at Christie’s

James Brown’s medical bracelet. Lot sold for $32 500. The James Brown collection, Christie’s. New York, July 17, 2008

Christie’s auction house has finished the sale of personal things of celebrated American musician, “godfather” of soul music James Brown. Auction sales named the James Brown collection took place in New York on July, 17.

The admirers of the famous musician had an opportunity to buy Brown’s personal things, his stage clothes, musical instruments, furniture and many other relics. The sales totaled $857 562.

The black silk raincoat with the embroidered initials of the musician sold for $47 500 was at the top of the list of top lots. The lot was sold for the highest price of the auction.

Another highlight is a set of leather furniture which belonged to Brown. Sofa and double and single armchairs were sold for $40 000.

Another interesting lot is the medical bracelet of the musician sold for $32 500. The small metal plate contains the symbol of Ministry of Health of the USA and the engraved text: James Brown, Allergy Penicillin, Diabetik.

Brown’s Musical instruments are only on the fourth position in the list of top lots. The electric organ Hammond and the Lesly Speaker amplifier totaled only $10 000. The sheet of paper written by Brown’s hand was bought by the unknown collector for $ 9375.

James Brown is one of the greatest musicians of America of the ии century, “godfather” of soul and funk music. His career peak was for 1960s-1970s when the name of the famous musician made a noise in all country. Since 1980s Brown started to leave his activity but did not stop to perform on a stage till his death. The 73-year-old musician died from pneumonia in December, 2006.

Shortly before The James Brown collection sales Christie’s had hold another auction of memorable things in London − Popular culture rock and pop memorabilia which totaled ₤ 1 599 675. Certainly, the major part of this impressive sum fetched valuable relics of Beatle’s group. However, even the price for a Pete Townshend guitar of the musician of group The Who was sold for ₤ 32 450 that considerably exceeds the price of the main top lot of the James Brown’s collection.

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