Jackson’s Belongings Fetch Big Money At Auction

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December 18, 2011 | 6:40pm EST

A collection of Michael Jackson’s personal belongings have fetched almost $1 million at auction.
A variety of items from the Beat It hitmaker’s home went under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions on Saturday and one of the evening’s most sought-after pieces – an armoire with a hand-written message by Jackson – sold for $25,750.

A kitchen chalkboard where the star’s children wrote “I love daddy” fetched $5,000 and a rug that laid beneath Jackson’s death bed sold for $15,360, far above the auction house officials’ estimated $400 to $600.

Julien’s Auctions has previously worked with the Jackson estate on a number of other occasions – earlier this year the group sold the entertainer’s famous Thriller jacket for $1.8 million .