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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Buy James Brown’s Socks, Underwear, and Canceled Checks

posted by on April 6 at 14:21 PM

James Brown is dead and unable to pay his huge legal bills and overdue taxes—so Christie’s will auction off his stuff in August.

Here’s just a sample of things going up on the block:

A phonograh from the 1920
A couple acoustic guitars (one signed by Ozzy Osborne, William King, and the Commodores)
A signed picture of James Brown and George Bush
A photograph of James Brown and George Bush, Jr inscribed “Killings is Out, School’s In”
His 1983 25th Annual Grammy Award
His Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Award
A handmade tambourine
36 keys to various cities
A fur walking stick inscribed “James Brown - Godfather of Soul”
A bunch of clothes covered in rhinestones
A letter written to Princess Di, handwritten by James on the back of Delta in Flight service paper
His birth certificate
An Undercover Brother script
A Dear Sir letter regarding rappers taking advantage of James Brown
A Richmond County Sheriff’s Badge
A poem written to James Brown, handwritten by Muhammad Ali

Click here to see all 18 pages worth of stuff via

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Posted by ndrwmtsn | April 7, 2008 2:27 AM

I want something with Godfather-of-Soul-flavored pit stains. Please.

Posted by Ariel | April 7, 2008 3:18 PM

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