Michael Jackson's glove brings $70k at auction

An iconic glove worn by Michael Jackson as part of his "Suit of Lights" has sold for $70,800 at auction.

The glove, part of the costume worn during his 1984 Victory Tour, is encrusted with rhinestones as well as 50 lights powered by a nine volt battery in the cuff.

A red sweater and white hat belonging to the late King of Pop also sold for $44,250. Jackson collectors should note that the an even rarer left-handed glove is due to sell in November.

Profiles in History's rich collection of memorabilia also included Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's Apple Macintosh computer - the first of its kind: serial number 0001.

Roddenberry's Mac smashed estimates of around $1,000, selling for $8,260.

A Martin D-28 guitar belonging to Elvis Presley sold for $106,000. Paul Fraser Collectibles currently has two signed photos of the King, one brooding and one smiling.

A stormtrooper's helmet from the ever-popular Star Wars: Return of the Jedi sold for an extraordinary $82,600 after furious bidding from avid fans.

Other big sellers included a bullwhip from the 1989 Hollywood smash Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (sold for $56,050), an ET puppet from the UK's "ET phone home" British Telecom adverts ($32,200, or £20,300) and a Predator figure from the eponymous film franchise ($47,200).

Overall, the auction was a remarkable demonstration of the strength of the memorabilia market, and the money that people are willing to spend to preserve the legacy of their favourite icons.


For more information on our Elvis memorabilia, please contact Adrian Roose at adrianroose@paulfrasercollectibles.com or telephone +44 (0) 117 933 9500


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