Michael Jackson auction was a day for collectors as personal items were up for grabs from the residence where the singer lived with his three children before his death in June 2009. The estate earned more than $1 million from the sale.It was held by Julienâ€™s Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills, California.
Memorable items from the event included a chalkboard found in the kitchen that stated, “I love daddy”, it went for $5,000. In addition, a mirrored armoire fetched $25,750, it was so valuable because Jackson had written a message on it to himself.
Over 520 furnishings, that were not owned by Michael, were sold from the residence. The exclusive sale featured fine art, antiques, quality modern furniture and other collectibles from the elegant and sophisticated French Chateau estate.
At the request of the Jackson family, some items were pulled from the event.
Julien’s, in Beverly Hill, re-created the mansion rooms inside of their showroom. Michael’s fans brought many tribute items to the event. Darren Julien, the founder of Julien’s, assured them that he would personally deliver the tributes to the late singer’s children and mother.
The artist had hired Julien’s to sell the items at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, however it was canceled in 2009. Earlier this year, the company made $1.8 million for the artist’s “Thriller” jacket.
Julien’s event’s have included items from George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Clinton, The Beatles, and many other famous celebrities.
Michael Jackson’s Beverly Hills mansion was listed for sale by Coldwell Banker for a little over $23 million. Unfortunately, that wasn’t part of the auction. However, the listing was removed in July 2011 according to www.zillow.com.