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Michael Jackson's Billie Jean TV special hat could be yours - for a cool £3,000

Post by Capricious Anomaly on Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:40 pm

Michael Jackson's Billie Jean TV special hat could be yours - for a cool £3,000
 
16 Nov 2013

The trademark fedora is among 17 items of the late star’s memorabilia put up for auction by pal David Gest - a song book could also fetch £2,500

The hat worn by Michael Jackson when he sang Billie Jean on the most-watched TV special of all time goes on sale in Britain today.

The trademark black fedora is among 17 items of the late star’s memorabilia put up for auction by pal David Gest.

The lots, on sale at West Midlands auctioneer Fieldings, include the iconic hat worn at the 30th Anniversary Special concerts in New York in 2001, watched by 450 million TV viewers worldwide.

The gigs were Jackson’s last major shows before his death in 2009.

The signed fedora has a guide price of £2,000-£3,000.

A song book from the show could fetch £2,500.

Auctioneer Will Farmer said: “It’s amazing to get hold of such rare items relating to one of the world’s biggest pop stars.”
 
Source: UK Mirror


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Post by Admin on Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:32 pm

Thanks Capricious. I gotta say though, I doubt that fedora is THE fedora that MJ wore during the show. Everyone knows he had several and many were made for the purpose of throwing out into the audiences. I think this particular hat is owned by the Jackson Family as many of the most special Michael Jackson memorabilia items were reserved for only them. If this was THE fedora worn then it would be going for a starting bid for MUCH more than that!

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Post by MjjPureSoul on Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:31 pm

Yes I was thinking so aswell Admin, if it was THEE fedora it would fetch a lot more than 3 grand I think too. I would be very tempted to bid for that amount had I have not gone and just bought another car last week LOL. Thanks for the article Caprish Wink 
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Michael Jackson memorabilia sells for £30,000 at Stourbridge auction

Post by Admin on Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:23 pm

Michael Jackson memorabilia sells for £30,000 at Stourbridge auction
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19th November 2013 in News .

A TREASURE trove of rare items once belonging to the King of Pop went under the hammer in Stourbridge at the weekend.

Pieces of pop history from the ‘Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration, The Solo Years' concert - the superstar singer’s last two US concerts held at Madison Square Garden in September 2001 - were the star lots in a massive music, movies and memorabilia auction staged by Fieldings Auctioneers.

Two signed stage worn fedora hats, personal letters and autographed items owned by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 were among items featured in the sale held on Saturday November 16.

A number of the items were offered for sale by American music producer and TV star David Gest, a long-time friend of Jackson who helped produce the pop star’s anniversary celebration - which became the highest rated musical TV special in history.

The star lot was a one-off framed printer’s proof for the cover artwork of the invitation for the ‘Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration’ concert which sold for £6,720.

Signed twice by Jackson and featuring photographs of the superstar singer, it was a gift from Michael Jackson to Gest as the singer helped design the artwork.

A stage worn white wool Fedora signed in black felt pen: All My Love Michael Jackson xxx, sold for £4,800; while a stage worn black wool Fedora signed in silver pen with the words ‘To David All My Love Michael Jackson 1998’ sold for £3,840.

Auctioneer Will Farmer said: “The Jackson lots that successfully sold realised just shy of £30,000

“The concert artwork and black fedora were successfully purchased by an American collector who sent a UK agent to the saleroom to bid on their behalf.

The white fedora was eventually won by a UK bidder and long-time fan of Jackson.”

Collectors from around the world registered interest in the sale which also included memorabilia linked to big name entertainers including The Beatles, Lady GaGa, The Bee Gees, Whitney Houston, Sonny & Cher and The Supremes.

Among the Motown memorabilia was a presentation platinum disc, formerly owned by Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes, which sold for just over £1,000, and a framed set of autographs by The Supremes which went for £500, plus autographs by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, the Four Tops, David Ruffin, The Temptations, The Jackson 5 and others.

The sale also incuded original classic movie posters, autographs and signed documents from Hollywood legends including Bette Davis, Jane Russell, Ava Gardener and Shirley Temple plus memorabilia relating to contemporary artists including Liam Neeson, Mark Hamill and Sharon Stone.

Mr Farmer said: “This was our first dedicated music and movie memorabilia sale and it attracted a new audience from far and wide.”

Due to its huge success another large-scale sale featuring Michael Jackson and Beatles memorabilia is now being planned.

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