Video: Michael Jackson's Memorabilia Collection at Julien's Auctions

 


This week, Paul Fraser Collectibles offers you a free VIP pass into Julien's Auctions' exhibition of the Michael Jackson Memorabilia Collection. The expo was held prior to the company's Icons & Idols sale in Beverly Hills, over the weekend.

Well, we haven't actually got you a 'free pass' - the above video will have to suffice. Filmed during Julien's VIP reception, last Tuesday (November 29), it offers you a fascinating look at some of the rare and coveted Michael Jackson items which appeared for sale in Julien's auction.

These rare Jackson memorabilia items have found new buyers since Julien's December 3-4 auction. Not surprisingly, the sale offered a wealth of coveted King of Pop treasures.

Among the sale's major Jackson highlights was the unusual inclusion of an autographed werewolf mask, worn by the singer during his 1996 HIStory Tour.

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Jackson's autographed werewolf mask, worn during his 1996 HIStory Tour

Signed "Love Michael Jackson" on its inside, the latex mask had a high $12,000 presale estimate. In the end, it brought an incredible $60,000.

Another sale highlight took the idea of a 'dinner jacket' to a whole new level. Designed by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, this Jackson jacket is adorned with miniature utensils.

The 'dinner jacket' significantly surpassed its $6,000 presale estimate to bring $67,650. And it's easy to see why such a piece would appeal to bidders: it is certainly a unique memorabilia piece.

Both this and the mask are great reminders of the playful and humorous aspects which sometimes crept into Jackson's performances - which is probably be why each piece proved so popular in Julien's Beverly Hills auction.

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Unique 'Dinner jacket': this Jackson outfit sold for $67,650 at Julien's 

Since his death in June 2009, Michael Jackson continues to posthumously prove himself as one of the 20th century's foremost icons and entertainers. In fact, the King of Pop's average autograph value has grown by 60% in the last 12 months.

It's incredible to think that, had you bought Jackson's autograph for £750 a year ago, it could today be worth as much as £1,200. Needless to say, the lucky winning bidders at Julien's weekend sale could have some valuable appreciating assets on their hands.

Meanwhile, Jackson continues to top Forbes' "Top-Earning Dead Celebrities" list.

"Michael Jackson's earning power shows no signs of slacking. The King of Pop once again tops our list of the biggest earners in the afterlife, this time with $170 million," wrote Forbes earlier this year.


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