Wikicollecting.org – 10 most expensive Michael Jackson collectibles
Michael Jackson’s iconic image, allied with some seriously good tunes, won him a legion of fans around the world. And following his death in 2009, Jackson's collectibles are in more demand than ever.
News-Antique.com - Aug 24,2011 - 1) Rhinestone glove - $420,000
This glove comes from Michael Jackson’s 1983 performance of Billie Jean on the Motown 25 TV special, which is where he first performed the Moonwalk.
Unlike other gloves used by Jackson during this time, this glove features rhinestones, as opposed to the Swarovski crystals which are usually present on Michael’s gloves.
Jackson usually wore a glove on his right hand, but due to the dance routine, which featured a number of moves to be performed with his right hand, this glove was uncharacteristically worn on the left hand.
The glove was sold for $420,000 at a Julien’s Auctions sale in November 2009.
2) Bad tour glove - $330,000
Another of Jackson’s gloves, this one worn for his “Bad” tour during the 1980s, was sold for $330,000 at a Julien’s Auctions sale in December 2010, well exceeding its $20,000-$30,000 pre sale estimate.
The Swarovski crystal covered glove was one of four gloves created for the “Bad” tour. It is thought that this particular one was used on the Australian leg of the tour.
3) Bad tour jacket - $270,000
A black jacket featuring many zips and buckles, that was worn by Jackson on his “Bad” tour from 1987-89 was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $270,000 in November 2009.
It has been signed “Love Michael Jackson 1998”.
Jackson is known to have signed “1998” as early as the 1980s. Some people believe that this is the year he thought he would die.
4) Red shirt, jacket and tie - $219,000
In November 2009, a red shirt, a black jacket and black tie worn by Jackson during his performance of “Dangerous” in April 2002 at the “A Night at The Apollo” Democratic fundraiser, was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $219,000. The outfit was also worn during the “American Bandstand’s 50th… A Celebration”, on ABC.
Michael gave the garments to the fiancée of a colleague backstage, wishing the couple well on their engagement.
5) Black glove and arm brace - $216,000
This black glove coated in black Swarovski crystals, and a right-hand forearm brace, were worn by Jackson during the filming of his HIStory teaser trailer, which was filmed in Budapest during Jackson and Lisa-Marie Presley’s honeymoon in 1994.
The items sold for $216,000 at a Julien’s Auction sale in October 2010.
6) Victory glove - $192,000
Another glove, this time worn for Michael Jackson’s Victory tour in 1984, was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $192,000 in June 2010.
The right-hand glove is completely covered in clear Swarovski loch rose crystals. It is one of five gloves made for the tour.
7) Pepsi commercial jacket and shirt - $168,000
A black and white leather jacket and a grey and blue sequined shirt that Jackson wore in his appearance in the 1983-84 Pepsi New Generation advertising campaign were sold by Julien’s Auctions for $168,000 in 2009.
In the commercial the jacket and shirt appeared in, Jackson and friends dance in the street with a group of children.
8) “Bad” era
jacket - $144,000
A jacket worn by Jackson for photoshoots during the “Bad” era was sold by Julien’s Auctions for $144,000 in 2009.
The black leather jacket features Special Officer badge bandoliers, three epaulets, leather straps and metal buckles.
9) Blue Fantasy glove - $126,000
This black spandex glove is completely covered in blue and gold Swarovski loch rosen crystals and rhinestones. It was sold by Julien’s Auctions in November, 2009 for $126,000.
The glove is a part of the “Fantasy Glove” series which were originally intended to take Jackson’s individual glove concept to a new level, before he decided on the iconic white glove look.
10) Custom suit jacket - $120,000
A custom suit jacket owned by Jackson was sold for $120,000 by Julien’s Auctions in 2010.
The jacket, which was created by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, was worn by Jackson during his 1997 prime time interview with Barbara Walters.