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Photos: The 10 Weirdest Things In The Whitney Houston Auction

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If you've ever dreamed about owning Whitney Houston's Japanese work visa, you're in luck. Heritage Auctions is set to sell an entire trove of Whitney Houston's personal belongings. The auction, taking place on June 24 and 25, will touch on all periods of her life.

There's the Marc Bouwer wedding gown she wore during her nuptials with Bobby Brown. There's the gaggle of award statues, ranging from an Emmy to a MTV "Moonman." There's the gold record she received for "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)." The items are like timestamps in a life that's marked with meteoric highs and devastating lows. Of course, the items will be expensive (the wedding gown has a starting bid of $3,500), so you better check up on your bank account.

Not all the items are so obviously poignant, however. It seems like Heritage Auctions is selling everything Houston owned. This includes her California driver's license, and a pair of Air Jordans that had been worn by "The Airness" himself.

The auction will take place in Beverly Hills. According to the Heritage Auctions site, there are several ways to bid. You can do it in person at the auction, or remotely via internet. You can even fax your bid!

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