Ever since Juliens Auctions announced the auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia in its “Music Icons” auction, there was excitement among people from across the globe who wished to acquire priceless memorabilia once belonging to the late Pop icon. Seeing the enthusiasm and excitement, there was no doubt that the auction would be a success. And what a success it was, bidders bought MJ memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at the auction which was held in Las Vegas on the occasion of Michael Jackson’s first death anniversary. The biggest contributor to this grand total was a Swarovski-crystal-studded glove worn by the late Pop star during his 1984 Victory Tour. The iconic glove fetched a cool $190,000, way over its pre-sale estimate of $25,000! The glove is number three of the five that were produced for and worn by Michael Jackson during the tour. The winning bidder said she would continue bidding till she got the glove.
Besides the glove, a pair of Jackson’s stage-worn loafers listed for $2,500 went for $90,000 while a white Fedora fetched for $56,250. An autograph signed by MJ dated June 24, 2009, believed to be one of the last he signed, fetched $21,000.
Other items belonging to music legends too fared well at this MJ dominated sale. A Jimi Hendrix Fender Stratocaster guitar fetched $180,000, Prince’s handwritten lyrics to Purple Rain sold for $66,000, and a shirt worn by Elvis Presley in 1956 on The Milton Berle Show sold for $61,200.
[Artdaily And Independent]