Michael Jackson: leather jacket auctioned for over 285,000 euros

Michael Jackson: leather jacket auctioned for over 285,000 euros

Many items belonging to music stars were sold at an auction in London – including a leather jacket from Michael Jackson.

A leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson (1958-2009) also went under the hammer on Friday as part of a multi-day auction in London. The King of Pop wore the jacket for, among other things.

At the Prop Store Auction auction, the black and white leather jacket was sold for 250,000 pounds, the equivalent of around 285,000 euros. It had previously been estimated to be worth between £200,000 and £400,000, which was probably a little below expectations.

Memorabilia from many stars

There were also memorabilia relating to Queen, David Bowie (1947-2016), the Beatles, Oasis, AC/DC, Eric Clapton (78), George Michael (1963-2016), Elvis Presley (1935-1977) and Amy, among others Winehouse (1983-2011).

Meanwhile, a jacket worn by George Michael for his 1987 music video for the Aretha Franklin duet “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” exceeded expectations. At an estimated price of 30,000 to 60,000 pounds, the piece ultimately went to the highest bidder for 93,750 pounds. Another highlight was a hairpiece worn by Winehouse for the music video for “You Know I’m No Good”, which fetched 18,750 pounds.

Meanwhile, a guitar played by AC/DC co-founder Angus Young (68) with an estimated value of 30,000 to 60,000 pounds found no buyer. A Beatles jukebox in the “Yellow Submarine” design, estimated at £8,000 to £16,000, also failed to sell.

Source: Stern

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