Grammy Award pulled from Brown auction

NEW YORK – What was among the most coveted items in Christie’s auction of James Brown’s personal possessions, his Grammy Award for "Living in America," was withdrawn from the early bidding this morning.

No explanation was given.

Paul Shaffer, the orchestra leader on "The Late Show With David Letterman," won a bidding war for a medical bracelet that sold for $32,500. The bracelet noted that Mr. Brown was a diabetic and was allergic to penicillin.

A furniture suite, which went for $40,000, was among the other highest-price items sold in the early bidding.

An American flag jacket that Mr. Brown wore in one of his last public appearances, his 2006 Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, went for $5,625.



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