As the world prepares for the Oct. 27 international premiere of This Is It, the posthumous Michael Jackson documentary, the late King of Pop will feature prominently in Heritage Auctions’ Nov. 6-7 20th Century Icons Auction online (www.HA.com/Entertainment) and in-person in Dallas.
“We have some fabulous and evocative Michael Jackson material coming up,” said Doug Norwine, Director of Music & Entertainment sales at Heritage Auctions. “From Thriller-era autographs and costumes, to gold and platinum records to hand written lyrics to off-the-cuff drawings of his siblings. This is a superb chance for Jackson’s legions of fans worldwide to acquire items directly associated with the singer.” The Michael Jackson-related items in the Heritage auction carry estimates ranging from $250 to $4,000+.
“We’ve placed estimates on most of these pieces that really level the playing field among MJ collectors,” said Norwine, “though the market is still trying to figure out what Michael Jackson memorabilia will bring. You can look at prices realized when he was alive, but the comparison ends there. The emotional impact of his passing cannot be calculated, nor its ultimate impact on what collectors will be willing to pay for a piece of their idol.”
Michael Jackson Thriller In-House Gold and Platinum Album Award Presented to “My Hero” Fred Astaire: Estimate: $4,000 – up.
Michael Jackson’s childhood hand written notebook with Bible Verse: Estimate: $4,000 – up.
Michael Jackson’s Red Suede Jacket, worn offstage by the singer, created by David Laurenz: Estimate: $3,000 – up.
Michael Jackson’s telegram from close friend Marlon Brand o, 1984, in which the famous actor kids the famous singer: Estimate: $800 – up.
Michael Jackson autographed hand written “Billie Jean” Lyrics: Estimate: $1,000 – up.
“With more than 40 Michael Jackson items crossing the auction block in the Nov. 6-7 sale,” said Norwine, “fans will not get this good a chance to bid on a piece from the legendary performer’s intricate, private yet infamously public life for quite a while to come.”
Heritage Auctions, headed by Steve Ivy, Jim Halperin and Greg Rohan, is the world’s third largest auction house, with annual sales more than $700 million, and 470,000+ registered online bidder members. For more information about Heritage Auctions, and to join and gain access to a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit www.HA.com.