James Brown’s possessions auctioned for £400,000

Fans snap up the Godfather Of Soul's personal items

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.