July 18, 2008 9:42

James Brown's possessions auctioned for £400,000

Fans snap up the Godfather Of Soul's personal items

James Brown's possessions auctioned for £400,000
Possessions that belonged to the late James Brown, who died on Christmas day in 2006, have been auctioned at Christie's in New York for a total of $800,000 (£400,000).

Hundreds of the "Godfather Of Soul"'s items were sold including cans of hairspray, jumpsuits, musical instruments and hair curlers, reports BBC News.

The most expensive item auctioned was a black cape with the soul singer's name written on the back, which went for $47,000 (£23,500).

A set of three pink sofas went for $40,000 (£20,000), while a Yamaha baby grand piano also went under the hammer.

The auction had initially been delayed after Brown's family members argued about ownership of the possessions.

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