Michael Jackson Thriller award to reach $100,000 at Nate D Sanders?

The MTV award presented to Michael Jackson for the music video to Thriller will sell at Nate D Sanders in an online auction that closes on April 2.

Michael Jackson MTV Thriller award
Thriller was the first music video to be inducted into the National Film Registry, in 2009

The award is currently selling at $14,471 after receiving six bids. However, auction house owner Nate Sanders expects it to raise more than $100,000 when the auction closes.

The "Moonman" award was presented to Jackson at MTV's first ever Video Music Awards ceremony in 1984, as the viewer's choice for the best music video of the year. Thriller also earned Jackson awards for Best Choreography and Best Overall Performance at that year's event.

Jackson's memorable video to Thriller came at a time when music videos were still an emerging art form, and broke new ground with its film-like qualities. In recognition of its importance to both music and film, it was inducted into the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2009, and was the first music video ever to receive this honour.

Also featuring in the sale is one of Jackson's trademark white sequinned gloves, which was gifted to Paul Beddard, the artist he commissioned to create works for his home and the Neverland Ranch. An iconic piece of fashion, it is currently selling for $8,166, accompanied by a selection of documents from Beddard, including photographs of the artwork he created.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has perhaps the most intimate Michael Jackson collectible of all - authentic strands of his hair, which originate from his fateful Pepsi advert.

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