Jackson Memorabilia Helps To Fetch $1 Million At Chinese Auction
An auction of celebrity memorabilia, including Michael Jackson's iconic Swarovski crystal glove and a velvet ball gown worn by PRINCESS DIANA, pulled in $1 million (£666,666) at top auction house Julien's first Asian pop culture sale.
Hundreds of items which once belonged to the late Thriller hitmaker and fellow superstars went under the hammer on Saturday (09Oct10) at the Ponte 16 resort in MACau, China.
Jackson's black crystal glove went for $180,000 (£120,000) to an unidentified internet bidder, while a fellow online buyer picked up a basketball signed by the tragic singer and Michael Jordan for a staggering $245,000 (£163,000).
Other lots which sold included memorabilia from Ghostbusters, the Batman film franchise and The Last Samurai, and there will also be items from the lives and careers of Madonna, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe.