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Michael Jackson possessions sell for nearly $1 million at auction (Photos)

Michael Jackson’s armoire with a note, "Train, perfection March April Full out May,” written on the glass. (Julien's Auctions/Reuters)

A rooster chalkboard where Jackson’s children wrote, “I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it’s for free,” sold for $5,000, according to the auction catalog, more than eight times its estimated value. An armoire (seen above) where Jackson had written a message, presumably about his comeback tour, “TRAIN, perfection, March April. FULL OUT May, sold for $18,750.

The only items to fetch more money than the armoire where paintings by Adelsteen Normann ($46,875), Carl Johan Neumann ($40,625), Maurice Utrillo ($34,375) and Henri Emilien Rousseau ($23,750).

The items, sold by Julien’s Auctions, were from the Los Angeles residence where Jackson died in June 2009. The bed the singer died in was originally for sale, but was removed at Jackson’s estate’s request.

See more photos of items from the auction below.

A rooster chalkboard with a note written on it from Michael Jackson's children reading "love Daddy/I [heart] Daddy/SMILE it's for free.” (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Michael Jackson fans Kiki Stafford, left, and Karen Slack-Furma, second left, cry as they read a poem by Deborah Soroky, right, that was left at a memorial where the headboard of the bed that Jackson died in would have been placed. (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Signs, gifts, and flowers in memory of Michael Jackson are seen where the headboard of the bed Jackson died in would have been placed . (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Items from a bedroom where Michael Jackson was living when he died are on exhibit. (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Items from Michael Jackson's final home are on exhibit. (Danny Moloshok/AP)


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