The contents of Michael Jackson's final home will be sold at an auction this week, presenting collectors and Jackson fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
For the auction of the contents of Jackson's rented mansion at 100 N. Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, Julien's Auctions recreated the home inside its exhibit space.
There are some 500 lots up for auction, mostly paintings, furniture and ornaments. The recreated exhibit space reportedly contains a living room, a formal dining room with a long table and carved chairs and a number of bedrooms, including the one where Jackson died.
Even though these weren't items that belonged to him, they were items that surrounded him in the final months of his life. Anything associated with Michael Jackson is highly collectible, Reuters quoted auctioneer Darren Julien as saying.
Included in the collection is an armoire with Jackson's handwritten message, which is estimated at $6,000, and a pottery rooster, holding a chalkboard note from his children, estimated at a price ranging from $400 to $600.
Other items for sale include carved wooden tables, antique statues and various framed paintings.
The auction will start Monday and end Saturday.