Jackson Gloves Sold for $350,000
Michael Jackson‘s rhinestone-studded, white gloves were sold at the Julien’s Auction for $350,000. It will reach to $420,000 after taxes and fees were added. Another item, a black jacket worn during the 1989 world tour was sold at $225,000.
The glove was first worn during the 1983 25th anniversary of Motown where Jackson made his famous moonwalk dance. The gloves were given by the singer to Walter Orange of the Commodores.
The lucky bidder is Hoffman Ma, a Hong Kong hotel executive. He said they would put the gloves on display in his hotel where guests can see it for free.
The items that went to bidders were a fang tooth mold used during the Thriller music video ($16,000), a black fedora worn at the 1995 MTV Music Awards ($60,000) and a car that Jackson drove. Other items include a David Bowie guitar and memorabilia of The Beatles and Bo Diddley.
All the Jackson items were sold at 10 to 20 times of the initial estimates.